Tuvalu Campus Celebrates Its Achievements and Plan for 2021
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USP Tuvalu Campus
have begun the year by celebrating its 2020 academic achievements and working on the 2021 Development Plan and preparations for student enrolment for Semester 1.
The Campus achieved a 95.6% overall pass rate. According to the Tuvalu Campus
Director, Dr Rosiana Lagi, this was a milestone achievement, when compared to a 57.4% pass rate in 2017.
Dr Lagi attributed this success to face to face tutorial support for the students and largely the students’ commitment to their studies.
She said that support to teaching staff were enhanced by the University's ability to facilitate remote learning.
"Fast-speed internet service, provision of laptops and tablets for students use, well-equipped classrooms conducive for learning and interactive online course coordinators are some good examples," she said.
In addition, support from the Government of Tuvalu and sponsors to provide financial assistance to students also helped.
Savali Polau, a current UU114 student completing her her Bachelor of Education (Primary Education) said students did exceptionally well due to local academic staff support and access to the Campus state of the art facilities.
The achievements were marked by the Campus hosting a morning tea for staff and students currently attending UU 114 Summer classes and those coming in for enrolment.
Students and Staff Celebration
Whilst celebrating their achievement, the Tuvalu Campus
Staff also met to discuss their 2021 campus' plan to prepare for the New Year's activity to improve their 2020 achievement.
Working on the Development Plan for 2021, Vasa Saitala, Community Research Officer said she found the planning session beneficial, especially as it helped her new staff familiarise herself with the University's priority areas and learn how the Tuvalu Campus
plan is aligned to achieving the university’s priority areas.
"The Plan helps me focus on my roles and responsibilities to achieving the campus objectives as well as identify areas where I can assist," she said.
Elekana Manase, Net Operator at the Campus said the staff writing the plan helped him see how his role will help address the University's needs.
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