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Good turnout at USP Open Day in Tuvalu

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Chief guest at USP Tuvalu Open Day, Dr Tufoua Panapa, the Acting Permanent Secretary for Education, Youth and Sports.

About 100 students from Fetuvalu High School, Tuvalu Seventh Day Adventist School and Nauti Primary school turned up during The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) 2016 Open Day, along with other members of the public, in Tuvalu on 29 July. 

Chief Guest at the occasion was Dr Tufoua Panapa, the Assistant Secretary for the Ministry of Education Youth and Sports, who is currently the Acting Permanent Secretary. 

In his keynote address, Dr Panapa emphasised the importance of education and urged students to work hard at all times and make good use of the opportunity to study at USP for a successful future. 

He made reference to the theme of the Open Day, ‘USP- Shaping Your Future’, saying that at tertiary level, a student’s career is being shaped for a better future.

“At this stage, you should be able to define and determine your career pathway,” Dr Panapa stressed.

USP Tuvalu Campus staff worked closely with four students from each island who were tasked to be part of the marketing team.

A range of programmes and courses were on display at the various booths which attracted a lot of attention from people that turned up to participate in the event. 

Students of Nauti School at the FBE booth during Open Day.

The displays were from the College of Foundation Studies (CFS), Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE), Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) and the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE).

Apart from the invited schools, members of the public namely civil servants, parents and guardians, and school executive officers, came in numbers to see what USP had to offer.

The highlight for the day was the cultural performances by the students.

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