Vanuatu children take turns using the computers on display at the USP booth during ICT Day.
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus participated in this year’s ICT Day on 16 May 2016 at the new Government Convention Centre in Port Vila, Vanutau.
With the theme “ICT Entrepreneurship for Social Impact”, the ICT day was officially opened by the Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Honourable Charlot Salwai.
In his opening address, Honourable Salwai called on members of the public to work together to build a brighter digital future for all.
USP’s Emalus Campus was represented at the two day event by the Student Administrative Services (SAS) and the Information Technology Services (ITS) department.
As part of the booth exhibition, SAS displayed brochures on the different programmes available at the University, while the ITS department provided computer displays for the public during the event.
USP Emalus staff also provided assistance to those people who wanted to experience using a computer, especially school children.
Emalus Campus Director, Mr Ruben Markward said that the ICT Day provided an opportunity for USP staff to have face-to-face discussions with interested members of the public who wished to pursue further studies at USP.
ITS Manager at the Campus, Ms Nettie Collins said that the booth displays were successful despite little preparation time.
SAS Coordinator, Ms Naomi Bolenga said that, “this year’s ICT Day was good as there was more space to showcase a lot of materials, and more staff members were available to assist in the booth.”
USP has been participating in the Vanuatu ICT Day since 2014.
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