USP student Siwan Narayan (2nd from right) is one of the first five successful recipients of Fiji's YES, awarded by the Honourable Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.
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Pacific TAFE celebrates accreditation - 13 Oct 2016 07:58:41 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) celebrated the accreditation of its courses at the Holiday Inn in Suva on 7 October, 2016.
Pacific TAFE has been able to achieve international accreditations in Australia and New Zealand in Commercial Cookery, Hospitality Operations, Education and Care, Community Development programmes and in IT.
Furthermore, ten (10) qualifications have been externally accredited by the Fiji Higher Education Commission as the first skills based provider qualification in Fiji to be accredited... More »
USP to start STAP in Vanuatu - 13 Oct 2016 07:53:27 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) will soon begin the Science Teachers Accelerated Programme (STAP) in Vanuatu, in an effort to address the issue of underqualified teachers teaching science in secondary schools.
There is generally a steady decline in student interests and the uptake of science subjects in schools in the Pacific region and this is demonstrated further by the low student achievement at junior and senior levels in science subjects.
The reasons range from perceptions, myths, job prospects, foreignresources and lack of qualified science teachers.
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USP Launches JENESYS 2016 Project - 12 Oct 2016 04:45:24 pm
The Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) 2016 project at The University of the South Pacific (USP) was launched by Chargé D'affaires at the Embassy of Japan, Mr Tsuguyoshi Hada on 6 October 2016.
JENESYS 2016 project will provide fully funded ten-day study tours to Japan for University students and youths from sixteen (16) Pacific Island Countries (PICs), Australia and New Zealand.
While launching the project, Mr Hada said that continuing on the success of the inaugural Kizuna project implemented in 2012 and succeeded by JENESYS 2.0 pr... More »
USP’s School of Education reaches out to rural teachers - 12 Oct 2016 11:42:48 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Lautoka Campus has taken a step forward to decentra... More »
STHM PG Students Study CSR Practices at Shangri-La Fijian Resort & Spa - 12 Oct 2016 11:08:06 am
A group of Postgraduate students from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management recently visited Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort & Spa in Yanuca Island as part of their field trip for a course on Advanced Tourism Planning and Development.
The purpose of the field trip was to explore the practices of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at the Shangri-La Resort which is renowned for supporting community initiatives in Fiji.
The students met with the resort’s CSR Manager, Ms Mereoni Mataika and were... More »
SOE participates in 2nd International Pasifika ECE meet - 8 Oct 2016 02:57:40 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP), School of Education (SOE) in conjunction with University of Auckland’s (UoA) Faculty of Education and Social Work co-hosted the Second International Pasifika Early Childhood Education (ECE) Conference (IPECEC2) at the Epsom Campus on Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand from 3 to 7 October, 2016.
Professor Govinda Lingam, Head of USP’s School of Education, in his message to participants said it was the “perfect time to reconnect, share and reflect on the knowledge, skills, values and beliefs gained thus far in early childhood education.”
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USP’s new engineering lab opened - 6 Oct 2016 02:57:44 pm
Fiji’s Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts and National Archives Dr Mahendra Reddy opened the new Engineering laboratory at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala campus on 5 October, 2016.
In his keynote address, Dr Reddy commended the School of Engineering and Physics (SEP) and USP for this huge achievement saying the University has grown substantially.
“We are now seeing USP being able to compete with other universities around the world and it is a good signal because we want our graduates to be relevant in the internati... More »
Fiji’s Ambassador to China Naivalurua visits USP’s CI - 6 Oct 2016 01:14:08 pm
Fiji’s Ambassador to China His Excellency Ioane Naivalurua visited the Confucius Institute (CI) at The University of the South Pacific (USP) at its Laucala campus in Suva on 30 September, 2016.
CI Local Director Joan Yee welcomed HE Naivalurua saying it was an honour to welcome him back to the Confucius Institute.
“CI has made a very big impact around the world as it is in all major universities around the globe and we here at USP are proud that we also host a CI,” Ms Yee said.
She acknowledged HE Naivalurua for his unwav... More »
New Kiribati President visits USP - 5 Oct 2016 04:59:59 pm
The newly elected President of Kiribati His Excellency Mr Taneti Maamau paid a courtesy visit to Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP) at the Laucala Campus in Suva on 4 October, 2016.
In welcoming HE Maamau, Professor Chandra congratulated him on his new appointment and assured that the University fully supported Kiribati and its development.
“Your Excellency, this is the first time we welcome you in your new role as President,” he noted.
HE Maamau acknowledged the... More »
Tonga graduate relives moment of struggle - 5 Oct 2016 04:36:31 pm
Mr. Ofa Taukolo, a new graduate from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tonga Campus relayed how his quest for education was met by people who believed in him, some of who are academics and former staff of USP.
Speaking on behalf of the graduates during the Tonga graduation ceremony on 30 September 2016, Mr Taukolo, who was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in History and Geography, said his journey was long, difficult, and full of uncertainties.
Mr Taukolo explained how he twice failed the Form 6 national examination at Tonga College and was intending... More »