Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor & President of USP giving his keynote address.
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SOEd conducts interviews for interested student teachers - 9 Oct 2019 09:12:00 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) conducted interviews for First Year University students who were interested in joining the teaching profession at the Laucala Campus on 5 October 2019.
Professor Govinda Lingam, Head of the SOEd said that this was an annual event and forms an important part of the School work.
He noted that this year the event coincided with the World Teacher’s Day and the theme: “Young teachers: The Future of the Profession” was befitting for the day’s event.
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International Scholar Joachim Emeka Arikibe aims high after successfully completing his Master’s programme at The University of the South Pacific - 8 Oct 2019 08:42:15 am
Joachim Emeka Arikibe felt elated to graduate and it’s a feeling he describes as ‘being in high energy level’ like how chemical elements are when they’re excited because his aim to become a political and scientific leader in future is taking its step to reality.
Mr Joachim was among the three graduands in Master of Science in Chemistry at a graduation ceremony on 19 September, 2019. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship for his Master studies at The University of the South Pacific.
“It’s a great feeling of fulfilment and ... More »
USP participates at PNG National Education Conference - 7 Oct 2019 11:29:38 am
A recent National Education Conference in Papua New Guinea was reminded that the centrality of teachers’ role in the process of children’s education is invaluable especially in the region.
Professor Govinda Lingam, Professor in Education and Head of the School of Education at The University of the South Pacific (USP) made the comment while delivering his keynote address at the conference, which was organised by the University of Goroka in PNG from 17 – 19 September 2019.
The conference, which was officially opened by Hon James Marape (MP), Prime Minister of PNG... More »
EU Trade Seminar to Explore Benefits of EPA - 4 Oct 2019 03:10:07 pm
A trade seminar to explore the benefits of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Union (EU), Fiji and Papua New Guinea (PNG) to Pacific businesses, local exporters and importers was hosted by the Delegation of the European Union (EU) for the Pacific in collaboration with The University of the South Pacific’s School of Economics on 2 October, 2019.
The seminar was held at FBE Postgraduate Lecture Theatre, Laucala Campus, USP. The theme of the seminar was ‘Doing Business with Europe: how can the civil society and the private sector benefit from the Economic Partnership Agreement&rsquo... More »
63 Jacks of Fiji employees complete Retail Development Programme - 2 Oct 2019 02:47:25 pm
Sixty three (63) Jack’s of Fiji employees were awarded certificates after completing Certificate of Competence in Retail Development programme from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP), Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE).
This programme was conducted by Workforce Development and Training Unit (WDTU) at the USP Japan ICT Centre on 30 September 2019.
While addressing the certificate recipients, USP Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education, Professor Richard Coll said the award ceremony was another testament of Pacific TAFE’s belief that i... More »
Pacific Ocean zero carbon emissions by 2050 - 2 Oct 2019 02:31:49 pm
The Pacific Blue Shipping Partnership, has set an emissions reduction target of 40% by 2030, and full decarbonisation by 2050 as reported in The Guardian on Tuesday 24 September.
The Partnership is a coalition of six nation governments, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu. The coalition, as announced by Honorable David Paul, Minister-in-Assistance to the President & Environment Minister of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, intends to raise $500m (£400m) to make all shipping in the Pacific Ocean zero carbon by the middle of the century. Plans to secure the initial fund... More »
USP Rewards Volunteers - 30 Sep 2019 11:59:51 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Campus Life Section successfully hosted an awards night for the First Year Experience Buddy Programme on 28 September 2019.
A major highlight of the programme was the 2019 Buddy of the Year Award which was sponsored by Wesptac Banking Corporation and as part of the award, the winner, Niraj Singh.
Westpac Banking Corporation Fiji sponsored the Westpac Buddy of the Year Award for the third year in a row. This Award is presented to the most outstanding Buddy of the year. As part of the Award, the recipient receives an all-expense pa... More »
Three new industry driven qualifications for Pacific TAFE - 27 Sep 2019 03:45:33 pm
The Executive Committee of USP Council considered a report prepared in response to a resolution made at the 88th Council Meeting in May, has approved two new programmes and a stair casing qualification for the Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE).
These new programmes are Professional Diploma of Public Sector Management (Level 5), Professional Diploma of Procurement, and Supply (Level 5). Certificate IV in Patisserie (Pastry & Bakery) is stair casing qualification from Certificate III in Patisserie.
The Professional Diploma of Public Sector Mana... More »
USP Pacific TAFE and USAID’s Climate Ready Project, a successful partnership for the Pacific - 27 Sep 2019 03:42:48 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP), through its Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), continues to strengthen its partnership with the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Climate Ready Project.
Under the Letter of Agreement, signed in 2017, USP through Pacific TAFE has been able to collaborate and support the delivery of accredited training and cohort programmes in Project Management to government, private sector and non-government organization staff in selected Pacific Island Countries (PICs).
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“YEP! it’s Young Economics Professionals!” - 27 Sep 2019 03:38:25 pm
“YEP! – it’s Young Economics Professionals!” was the second part of the Career Talk / Panel series organised by The University of the South Pacific Economics Students Association (USP ESA), held on the 20th of September from 11am to 1pm at the FBE postgraduate lecture theatre.
Organised under the ESA’s core objective of Intellectual and Professional Development, this event sought to bring a panel of young professionals from the Economics field as well as from the entrepreneurship arena to discuss their career journeys, their motivations and strength factors, challenges they faced and how ... More »