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FALE awards first year outstanding students

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Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, Dean FALE (far left) and Professor Richard Coll, DVC LTSS (far right) with the award recipients.

Three students of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) were awarded the Dean’s Award for the Most Outstanding First Year Students 2016 at the Laucala Campus on 24 March, 2017.

They were Shameera Shahid from the School of Social Sciences (SOSS) who scored a GPA of 4.31, Ulamila Cagivanua, also from SOSS for a GPA of 4.25 and Reeha Sharma from the School of Education for a GPA of 4.25.

Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, Dean FALE congratulated the students for their achievements including their lecturers and respective Heads of School for assisting them reach their goals.

The award is an important, annual one for the Faculty to acknowledge the hard work and perseverance students went through in the first year of their academic journey.

Mr Kapil Nadan, First Year Event (FYE) Coordinator explained that the first year of university life is always the most difficult and challenging year for students as this builds the foundation of a student’s academic success.

The elated recipients were further encouraged by Dr Kedrayate to aim to get gold medals after completion of their programme.

Professor Richard Coll, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning, Teaching and Student Services) presented the certificates and prizes to the awardees.

The event coincided with the Faculty’s DVC (LTSS) Forum held at the Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies at the Laucala Campus.

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