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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Cyclone affected schools assisted by Emalus Campus - 14 Jul 2016 04:41:24 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus in Port Vila Vanuatu has assisted two primary schools in Fiji as part of their recovery programmes following the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston earlier this year.
The schools, which received the financial assistance are Malake Village School, located on Malake Island and Vunikavikaloa Arya School in the interior of Rakiraki.
According to the Emalus Winston Relief Appeal Committee that spearheaded the fund raising drive in Vanuatu, the fundraiser collected a total of FJ$16,088.71. USP’s regional... More »
USP student raises funds for TC Winston rehab - 13 Jul 2016 02:15:33 pm
A student of The University of the South Pacific (USP) raised funds for the victims of Tropical Cyclone Winston by walking around Viti Levu, Fiji’s main island from 26 June to 10 July 2016.
Randy Chite, a student in Bachelor of Science majoring in Environmental Science said he usually went out on field trips around Fiji during his course of study and has also been to some of the places affected by TC Winston.
“Wherever our class went, we were always warmly welcomed by the villagers. They gave us the best food and rooms. In all of the field trips I have been to, I hav... More »
USP’s ECE qualifications gets international accreditation - 13 Jul 2016 11:22:03 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care qualification has been accredited by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).
The programme is offered by USP’s Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE).
In an emailed correspondence, ACECQA’s Senior Qualifications officer Catherine Gardiner advised that the Authority had assessed USP’s application for the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and this will be added to the ACECQA ... More »
Boot Camp for Samoan teachers - 12 Jul 2016 03:06:23 pm
Fifty nine high school science teachers of Samoa travelled to The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus in Suva under the Science Teacher’s Accelerated Programme (STAP) boot camp to participate in laboratory work from 20 June to 2 July 2016.
STAP is a capacity building platform with the aim to upgrade the qualifications of teachers teaching science in secondary schools of the Pacific region. The programme was launched in June 2014 in Samoa as a partnership between USP, the Samoan Government and the cohort of science teachers.
Historically, science co... More »
Strengthening Public Sector Leadership in the Cook Islands - 12 Jul 2016 02:39:10 pm
A group of 25 senior public servants from the Cook Islands will begin a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management at The University of the South Pacific (USP) from mid-July.
Public servants from the areas of Health, Education, Finance, Foreign Affairs and Immigration, Justice, Infrastructure, Crown Law, Parliament, the Ombudsman’s office, Prime Ministers’ office, and the Office of the Public Service Commissioner received their letters of acceptance into the programme. ... More »
PICPA, Commonwealth Ombudsman sign MOU - 12 Jul 2016 01:18:43 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Islands Centre for Public Administration (PICPA) and the Commonwealth Ombudsman have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the objective of enhancing collaborative activities between the two organisations for the benefit of Pacific Island Countries (PICs).
Within the ambit of the MoU, the two organisations are working closely to develop administrative guidelines and templates on issues such as Conflicts of Interest, Good Decision Making and Reasons for Decisions among others, to be rolled out for use throughout the public sector in the Pac... More »
Indentured labourers were ‘well looked after’ - 7 Jul 2016 03:30:28 pm
Indentured Indo-Fijian labourers who fortunately survived the shipwreck of the Syria on 11 May 1884 were well-fed and properly looked after by nearby villages after she ran aground on the Nasilai reef in Rewa.
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Japanese Musical Performance awes crowd - 6 Jul 2016 04:19:04 pm
The Wadaiko Rindo, a Japanese drum ensemble based in Melbourne, Australia wowed the crowd with their performance at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Japan-Pacific ICT Centre on 5 July 2016.
Those present included former President of Fiji, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau; Australian High Commissioner; H.E. Margaret Twomey; British High Commissioner, H.E. Roderick Drummond, New Zealand High Commissioner H.E. Mark Ramsden and other members of the public.
In his welcoming address, USP Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra stated that the relationship between... More »
USP staff receives a Queen’s Young Leaders award - 5 Jul 2016 04:44:13 pm
Being a recipient of the Queen’s Young Leaders (QYL) award is a journey that has just begun for Ms Alzima Elisha Bano, a staff of The University of the South Pacific (USP).
Elisha, a Campus Life Officer and former part-time Psychology tutor was first informed of being an award recipient in December 2014.
“I remember it was almost midnight when I received the call from London and I was screaming in the house, I am sure I woke up the neighbours. It was overwhelming,” she shared.
She said she was very humbled when the QYL programme confirmed that they would be flying her over to the UK in June 2016 to attend the residential wee... More »
Queen awards USP student - 5 Jul 2016 11:53:33 am
A student of The University of the South Pacific (USP) is back in Fiji after being honoured with the Queen’s Young Leaders Award by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II at a ceremony in Buckingham Palace on June 23 2016.
Tailevu lass Luisa Tuilau was among 60 young people from across the Commonwealth chosen to receive this award for her exceptional work in the community.
Tuilau, who is studying a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology and Law, is a member of the Youngsolwa... More »