Students visit information booths at the Labasa Campus Open Day event.
The University of the South Pacific (USP) Labasa Campus Open Day on 29 July 2016 saw the participation of 27 schools from around Vanua Levu.
The event was officiated by the Special Administrator of Labasa and Savusavu town, Mr Vijay Chand.
In his address, Mr Chand told close to 2500 students that USP has always been a very important partner in terms of the development of human resources especially at senior and middle management level in the North, adding that, “we wish to see the continuation of this effective and strategic relationship in the years to come.”
He said that many primary school teachers have completed their Bachelor of Education (Primary) through USP Labasa Campus and more than a hundred students in this programme graduated during the Laucala graduation in March this year.
“The Master of Business Administration programme was introduced a few years ago and I am told it is still attracting enrolment from many senior and middle managers around Labasa and Savusavu,” Mr Chand further stated.
Mr Chand said that USP might be able to create a lot of impact on its engagement with research, specifically targeting the sugar industry and in the area of climate change and sustainable development and environment, which will be of great assistance to communities in the Northern division.
A major attraction of the Open Day at the Labasa Campus was the robot display by Dr Kabir Mamun of the School of Engineering and Physics, which drew a lot of attention to their booth. Students were amazed as to how it worked.
Other exhibitions included displays from the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE), Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE), Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) and the Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE). The representatives from the respective faculties and sections were present at the display booths to provide information to prospective students.
Students from participating schools took part in quiz competitions and received posters, brochures and school packs during the event.
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