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Close to 500 students attended the orientation programme conducted by the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) at The University of the South Pacific’s Laucala Campus on 11 February, 2015.

Close to 500 students attended the orientation programme conducted by the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) at The University of the South Pacific’s Laucala Campus on 11 February, 2015.

Dean FALE, Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, warmly welcomed the new and continuing students saying they had chosen to study in the best Faculty.

FALE comprises the School of Education, School of Law, School of Language, Arts and Media, School of Social Sciences, Institute of Education, Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies and the Confucius Institute.

Dr Kedrayate assured them that they would join a vibrant, devoted and talented group of academics with a profile and presence second to none.

“You will be given every opportunity to follow your passion, to pursue your research interests and to develop your analytical, critical and creative faculties, whether your interest lies in Literature or Law, Journalism or History, Social Science or Education,” Dr Kedrayate said.

She encouraged the students to think analytically, learn to express themselves and be articulate.

“University is an exciting place to be in where you will meet and make new friends, learn new things and explore many opportunities,” she added.

The faculty has a longstanding tradition of cutting-edge research and teaching and offers a wide variety of programmes leading to certificates, diplomas and degrees from BA, MA to PhD.

FALE graduates find employment as teachers, lawyers, writers, editors, librarians, social workers, broadcasters, civil society advocates, diplomats, translators, interpreters, journalists, academics, politicians, designers, proof-readers, directors, rights activists and public intellectuals. 

FALE graduates also possess transferable skills that allow them to change jobs with relative ease.

Senior Lecturer at the School of Education, Dr Salanieta Bakalevu, said they are proud of the fact that new students will be part of their journey in 2015.

“We provide the quality undergraduate and postgraduate Education courses which range from: Early Years, Primary, Special & Inclusive Education (SIE), Secondary, TVET and Tertiary Teaching,” she noted.

Dr Bakalevu added that the School of Education will provide students with programmes that will help them become who they want to be in future.


This news item was published on 12 Feb 2015 01:17:16 pm. For more information or any High-Res Images, please contact us on email communications@usp.ac.fj


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