Some of the Compliance Officers that undertook Certificate IV in Fisheries Enforcement and Compliance programme. Source: Supplied.
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USP marks Open Education week - 30 Mar 2017 04:23:16 pm
Open education is about access to educational opportunities, the practice of open learning and engagement with open scholarship, said Professor Derrick Armstrong, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Innovation and International.
He made the comments while officiating at the Open Education Showcase and Forum organised by the Centre for Flexible Learning on 29 March 2017 at the Laucala Campus in Suva.
According to Professor Armstrong, open access to learning is about inclusive and equal access to educational opportunities without barriers, such as lack of prior kn... More »
PICPA facilitates writing and policy workshop - 30 Mar 2017 04:15:34 pm
A workshop facilitated by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Islands Centre for Public Administration (PICPA) on Writing at the Executive Level and Policy Writing was held in Suva on 27-31 March 2017.
Sponsored by the Australia Federal Police International Deployment Group’s Pacific Development Programme-Regional (AFP’s PPDP-R), participants featured senior police officers from the Cook Islands, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
PICPA consultant Mr Viliame Rabici facilitated the workshop ... More »
USP awards high achievers - 29 Mar 2017 07:18:43 pm
Forty-eight (48) top achievers were awarded at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) 2017 Medals and Prizes ceremony on 29 March at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre at the Laucala Campus in Suva.
The awards ceremony was attended by the USP Chancellor and Prime Minister of Cook Islands, Honourable Henry Puna; Pro-Chancellor and Chair of USP Council, Mr Winston Thompson and Mrs Queenie Thompson; Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Members of Council, Senate, FIC and ARC; Senior Management Team, Sponsors, Medals and Prizes recipients, Members of the Media and Families and Friends.
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USP Invests $700k for mobile learning - 29 Mar 2017 05:22:03 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has started giving free tablets to its students at the Laucala Campus.
Every new full time undergraduate student who has paid their first semester fees will be given a fully setup Dual SIM Android tablet including a leather case with keyboard, a power adaptor, a USB to micro USB cable, and a USB to micro USB extension cable. These tablets have USB ports as well as capabilities of functioning as phones.
While launching the distribution of the tablets on 28 March 2017, USP Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra said t... More »
Educators learn role of technology in teaching at USP - 28 Mar 2017 04:37:35 pm
Educators at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus converged at the Teacher Education Resource Centre (TEREC) for a second workshop in this series, ”Learning resources and role of technology at USP” on 27 March 2017.
The Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) has been conducting a series of workshops since October 2016 in “Learning and Teaching,” with a focus on technology integrated pedagogical practices.
Dr. Akanisi Kedrayate, Dean FALE has encouraged continuous upskilling of all staff of the Facult... More »
USP VC addresses Lautoka Campus staff - 28 Mar 2017 11:30:28 am
It is important that students should be respected at all times as they are the core reason for the existence of The University of the South Pacific (USP).
This was the message by USP’s Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra as part of the Staff Forum at the University’s Lautoka Campus on 17 March 2017.
The Staff Forum, a first for the Lautoka Campus, provided an opportunity for staff of the University to raise issues faced by the Campus with the Vice-Chancellor and President.
Professor Chandra said that staff n... More »
USP VC meets Lautoka Campus students - 28 Mar 2017 11:20:19 am
Students of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Lautoka Campus had the opportunity to raise their issues and concerns with the University’s Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra as part of the first ever Student Forum hosted in Lautoka on 17 March, 2017.
The Student Forum was attended by Campus Director, Dr Pramila Devi, Learning Systems Manager, Mr Dhiraj Bhartu, and students of the Lautoka Campus.
Professor Chandra encouraged the students to take advantage of the occasion and raise their concerns openly.
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Two new books launched at USP - 27 Mar 2017 04:32:38 pm
Two new books authored by leading writer and Emeritus Professor Satendra Nandan were launched at The University of the South Pacific (USP) on 24 March 2017, at the Laucala Campus in Suva.
Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President, welcomed everyone to the Pacific Technical and Further Education’s (Pacific TAFE’s) Pacific Fusion Restaurant and also took time to acknowledge its Director Mr Hasmukh Lal and the work of Pacific TAFE.
He extended a special welcome to the Honourable Justice Anthony Gates, Chief Justice of Fiji, and to Professor Nandan, a publi... More »
FALE awards first year outstanding students - 24 Mar 2017 03:41:02 pm
Three students of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) were awarded the Dean’s Award for the Most Outstanding First Year Students 2016 at the Laucala Campus on 24 March, 2017.
They were Shameera Shahid from the School of Social Sciences (SOSS) who scored a GPA of 4.31, Ulamila Cagivanua, also from SOSS for a GPA of 4.25 and Reeha Sharma from the School of Education for a GPA of 4.25.
Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, Dean FALE congratulated the students for their achievements including their lecturers and respective Heads of Schoo... More »
Innovation – key to implementing SDGs - 24 Mar 2017 02:47:05 pm
Disruptive innovation is the key to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to transform the societies.
This was the message by His Excellency Ambassador Peter Thomson, the President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) during his public lecture at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus in Suva on 17 March 2017.
The theory of disruptive innovation is an innovation that helps create a new market and value network, and eventually goes on to disrupt an existing market and value network. The term is u... More »