Choosing where to go for your further studies or career-based skills-training and the type of qualification honor to pursue is one of the most important decisions in life that you will make.
Unfortunately, many students and youths living in the greater remote areas/towns remain unaware about the options of pursuing further education from within their own region or hometown.
In an effort to bridge this gap and to ensure greater support of uninformed students the University of the South Pacific’s Lautoka Campus staged a road show in Rakiraki town on Saturday, 25th June.
Held at the Rakiraki Provincial Administrator’s Ground, the road show attracted the attention and participation of a large number of students, teachers, parents of prospective students, and many other people living in and around the town.
The concept behind the road show was to enhance the Campus’s commitment with remote communities in Rakiraki and to provide key information to students on the diverse range of learning and career opportunities available at the Campus.
Campus Director Dr Pramila Devi said the road show aimed at helping students and their parents living in remote areas to make better informed decisions about higher education, career and study options after high school, by opting to study at USP and through the Distance Flexible Learning (DFL) mode that the Campus specialized in.
“Those who cannot live and study at the Laucala Campus in Suva, were informed of the benefits and convenience of studying via DFL mode from their hometown and at the same time they had the opportunity to seek guidance from professionals from the Campus and representatives from Students Academic Servcies and the 3 faculties of USP from Suva - Faculty of Arts and Law, Faculty of Business and Economics and the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment,” said Dr Pramila.
“Students were given an insight into the world of Higher Education in a fun and informal, yet effective way. They responded very well to the road show and it was an extremely positive day for all involved.”