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USP begins semester two enrolment

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USP is currently enrolling students for semester two classes. Enrolment closes on 4 July 2016.

The University of the South Pacific (USP) has started enrolling students for semester two as classes begin on 11 July 2016.

In semester one of this year, a total of 25,025 students were registered across all campuses at USP’s 12 member countries.

USP Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra said the increasing enrolment numbers is not only pleasing but encouraging as it demonstrates the quality of education that the University offers in Fiji and the region as well.

“The quality and relevance of our programmes is what  sets us apart from others and the only way we can get this quality assurance is to have as many of our programmes internationally recognised through accreditations,” Professor Chandra said.

He explained that quality is of paramount importance to the University and is assured through external advisers from renowned universities, institutional quality audits from Australian and New Zealand quality agencies and from international accreditors. 

“Our programmes are just as good as those offered by Australian, New Zealand and other overseas universities, but our degrees come at a much lower cost and are more relevant to the Pacific,” he noted. 

Professor Chandra added that USP’s programmes are highly relevant to the labour market.

“Last year, 77 per cent of our graduates had obtained full-time or part-time jobs within four months of graduating—and we compare well with the Australian universities against which we benchmark,” he added.

USP has just opened its Workforce Development Training Unit under its Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE).

The establishment of this Unit is testament to the University’s expansion in workforce development and its willingness to support member countries in a key area of demand.

The University puts in a more comprehensive and targeted drive to ensure the public makes an informed choice regarding their higher education needs and career.

Prime Minister of Samoa Honourable Tuila’epa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi at the recent 82nd Council meeting in Samoa said USP continues to provide quality education that aligns with the aspirations of the youth of the Pacific.

Applications for enrolment at USP close on 4 July 2016. 

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