Part of the display at USP’s Lautoka Campus Open Day. Third from right is USP Lautoka Campus Director Dr Pramila Devi, and Divisional Education Officer Western Mr Parvin Nath (with garland).
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Lautoka Campus 2016 Open Day concluded on a high note on 29 July 2016.
USP Lautoka Campus Director, Dr Pramila Devi said the event this year was a huge success with 24 schools participating from the Western Division and a total number of 2860 students visiting the Campus.
“The students went through the displays by the three faculties of the University plus extensive information sessions from the Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) and the College of Foundation Studies (CFS),” Dr Devi said.
An additional feature for the Open Day at the Churchill Park carnival grounds this year was the executive booth which was frequented by hundreds of prospective working and mature category students.
According to Dr Devi, the displays generated enormous amount of interest from the visiting students who were interested to learn about the various courses offered from USP’s Lautoka campus.
The Divisional Education Officer Western Mr Parvin Nath was the Chief Guest for the event and stressed that the theme “USP-Shaping Your Future” captures the essence of the role of USP in providing opportunities for higher education and various pathways for students.
Mr Nath told the visiting students that what they saw, heard and learnt should assist them to make the right choice in shaping their future and prepare them for lifelong success.
“Education is a continuous process and success in life depends on subject options taken at higher secondary and university level.
“There is a need for students to be well informed about global trends towards employment and job creation opportunities,” Mr Nath said.
“Fiji needs more highly educated people to meet the increasing professional and technical job opportunities and to fulfill the national goal of making Fiji a knowledge based society,” he emphasised.
Mr Nath added that USP is a place where many future leaders spend their formative years gaining intellectual exposure and leadership skills and also where their first professional networks are established.
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