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Secondary School students are encouraged to take part in the essay competition.

The University of the South Pacific (USP) is calling on Secondary School students within its member countries to participate in an essay competition as part of USP’s Open Day 2017.

The essay topic is “How USP contributes to the sustainable development of the Pacific region with examples and how you see USP shaping the future of youths in the region”.

The competition is divided in two categories; the first one is for Year 10 and Year 11 students, who are required to submit an essay between 1000-1500 words and the second one is for Year 12 and 13 students who are required to submit an essay between 2000-2500 words.

The essays will be judged according to adherence/relevance to topic and originality, structure, grammar, and clarity.

Winning student in Year 10 and Year 11 Category will win an Acer Laptop and Scholar Velocity Package by TFL with six months of free internet. Winning student in Year 12 and Year 13 Category will win an Acer Laptop and Brother Printer. Both category prizes have been kindly sponsored by TFL.

The Secondary School with the winning students will also receive FJD2000 each.

The winning essays may be published in the USP 50th Anniversary Souvenir book.

The University is encouraging secondary school students to participate in this competition.

Entries close on 11 August 2017. For more details on the essay, please visit:  

This news item was published on 26 Jul 2017 04:57:45 pm. For more information or any High-Res Images, please contact us on email

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