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USP Farewells Dr. Akanisi Kedrayate

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Dr. Akanisi Kedrayate, Head of the Faculty of Arts, Law, and Education (FALE)receiving a token of appreciation from Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Pal Ahluwalia.

Today USP farewelled one of its longest-serving staff, Dr. Akanisi Kedrayate, Head of the Faculty of Arts, Law, and Education (FALE).
Dr. Kedrayate began her career at USP as Head of School of Humanities in 2002 before taking on the role of the Dean of FALE in 2005.
During her farewell, Dr. Kedrayate thanked God for strength and guidance. She mentioned that she faced a lot of challenges on her way as the Head but with the support of her colleagues, “I was able to successfully overcome all the challenges.”
“This University has been my home. I would also like to thank Professor Pal Ahluwalia for his support and belief in me.”
Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Pal Ahluwalia thanked Dr. Kedrayate for her hard work and dedication.
Professor Ahluwalia said Dr. Kedrayate had made an enormous contribution not only at the University but for the nation and she is always on point for the work she undertakes.
She is committed and is passionate about Education,” added Professor Ahluwalia.  
Before joining USP, Dr Kendrayate served at the Ministry of Education in various capacities. Her professional and research interests are in Community Education, Non-formal and Adult Education, Leadership, Gender and Education, Curriculum Issues and Development.
Apart from administrative and teaching duties, Dr. Kedrayate has conducted many training workshops for social workers on Community Development skills especially for women on income generation; formulation of curriculum for Non-Formal/Adult and Community Education and Community Development Skills for co-operative and fisheries officers from the Pacific Region.
She has traveled extensively and presented papers, at regional and international conferences and seminars.  , Dr. Kedrayate has also served on various committees at USP including Senior Management, the Senate, and the Council and has also been a member of various national and regional organisations such as Fiji Constitution Offices Commission, Education Forum, Fiji Association of Women Graduates, Fiji's National Reconciliation and Unity Committee, Public Rental Board and Legal Services Commission.
USP wishes her the very best in her future endeavours.

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