Participants of the Sub-regional workshop on Early Childhood Education (ECE) Teacher Development in the Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS) at the Novotel, Nadi on 21 June, 2017.
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USP Convention signed at 84th Council meet - 25 May 2017 06:02:20 pm
Eight (8) member country Governments of The University of the South Pacific (USP) have signed the USP Convention at its 84th Council meeting in Majuro, Republic of Marshall Islands on 25th May, 2017.
The Convention is open for signature for the next 24 months for the remaining member countries.
The first signatory of the USP Convention was the USP Chancellor and Prime Minister of Cook Islands, Honorable Henry Puna, followed by Education Ministers of the following countries: Hon. Jean Pierre Nirua from Vanuatu; Hon. Alexander Teabo of Kiribati; Hon. Vodrick Detsiogo of... More »
Kiribati Education Officials Visit USP - 25 May 2017 04:35:46 pm
A group of senior officials from the Ministry of Education (MOE) in Kiribati visited The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 24 May 2017.
The sole purpose of their visit was to learn about the disability inclusive education processes in Fiji, including tertiary transition pathways and support for students with disabilities.
In welcoming the team, Professor Derrick Armstrong, Acting Vice-Chancellor and President said the University is committed to providing opportunities for all sections of the community.
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SOED ready to assist Vanuatu education - 25 May 2017 04:30:35 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOED) is prepared to assist the Ministry of Education in Vanuatu with their concerns regarding the training of Early Childhood Education & Care (ECEC) teachers and preparation for teachers teaching at tertiary institutions, among others.
This, following a fruitful meeting on 18 May, 2017 between Professor Govinda Lingam, the Head of the SOED with the senior staff of the Ministry including Barbara Sese, Information Counselling Officer, Scholarships; Dr. Amton Mwaraksurmes, SOED lecturer; Mr Pierre Sewen, Head of Education Studies Vanuatu Institu... More »
Regional Training for Health & Fisheries Inspectors - 25 May 2017 04:14:05 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) held a training on Sampling Techniques and Microbiological Analysis for Health and Fisheries Inspectors and Fishing Industries’ quality personnel from the region from 28 – 30 March, 2017.
The training that was funded by the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) saw participants from the Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea and Fiji. Training facilitators from IAS were Mrs Arun Pande, Senior Microbiologist and Microbiology Key Technical Persons, including Ms Anjila Nand Raghuwaiya and Ms Ashika Dayal. ... More »
USP, RMI Government sign MOU on Joint Education Programme - 24 May 2017 05:52:04 pm
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the Government of the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) was signed for a Joint Education Programme for Preliminary and Foundation Studies on 24 May 2017 at the 84th USP Council meeting.
According to the Agreement, Marshallese students will be prepared to be eligible for admission to degree studies Programmes at USP and other regional and international post-secondary institutions.
Both the Government of RMI and USP are fully committed to providing quality post-secondary education... More »
RMI President commends USP for Pacific educational needs - 24 May 2017 01:47:16 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has responded significantly in translating the aspirations and hopes of the Republic of Marshall Islands Government into productive ends, said the President of RMI, Her Excellency, Dr Hilda. C. Heine.
She made the comment while officially opening the 84th Meeting of the USP Council on 24May 2017 at the USP RMI Campus.
“USP has been a significant contributor to the continuing realisation of the investment made by RMI to education, which remains a singular most important priority of my Government,” H.E Dr Heine said.... More »
46 students graduate from USP’s Marshall Islands Campus - 24 May 2017 08:54:29 am
A total of forty six (46) students graduated from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Campus on 23 May 2017. This was the second graduation ceremony hosted by the RMI Campus, the first was in 2012.
The graduation ceremony immediately followed the official opening of the USP RMI Long Island Campus in Majuro.
Honourable Henry Puna, USP Chancellor and Prime Minister of Cook Islands conferred the certificates and degrees to the graduates.
Present to attend the graduation were Her Excellency ... More »
USP opens its new Marshall Islands Campus - 23 May 2017 09:28:39 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) officially opened its new Campus in the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) on 23 May 2017.
The opening of the new USP RMI Campus was ahead of the University’s 84th Council Meeting from 24 – 25 May 2017.
Present at the opening ceremony was Her Excellency, Dr Hilda Heine, President of the Republic of Marshall Islands; Honourable Henry Puna, USP Chancellor and Prime Minister of Cook Islands; Honourable Wilbur Heine, Minister of Education of RMI; Chairman of the Council of Iroij and Traditional... More »
SGESE pays tribute to marine conservation champion - 23 May 2017 11:30:28 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Geography, Earth Science and Environment (SGESE) mourns the passing away of Mr Asakaia Balawa Mudunasolevu, a marine conservation champion and long-serving part-time USP employee, research associate, fieldtrip resource person and friend and mentor to staff, students and local and overseas scientists and conservationists for almost 20 years.
Mr Balawa, as he was affectionately known to all of us, passed away after a short illness on 6 May 2017 at the age of 63.
In his tribute to Mr Balawa, Professor Randolph Thaman, Emer... More »
Pacific TAFE hosts book launch - 23 May 2017 11:24:58 am
The Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) of The University of the South Pacific (USP) hosted the launch of a book titled, Forgotten Struggles of Fiji Girmit on 12 May 2017 at its Workforce Development Training Unit in Walu Bay, Suva.
The book, authored by Honourable Dr Brij Lal, brings back the forgotten memories of Girmit and stories associated with Girmit in Fiji.
It also brings back memories of India, journey from India to Fiji, Girmit Life in Fiji and Life after Girmit. The launch coincided with this year’s Girmit celebration.
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