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USP Samoa Campus Partners with Vodafone Samoa to hold its Enrolment Fair and Orientation

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From left: Nofoasaefa Satish Sharma, Vodafone CEO, Ronna Lee (USP Student Welfare Officer) Tokase Bakabaka (USP Estate and Infrastructure Coordinator) Eirenei Mafi Afoa (USP Finance Manager) David Main (Vodafone Staff) Dr. Joeli Veitayaki (USP Acting Campus Director)

The University of the South Pacific (USP) Samoa Campus has partnered with Vodafone Samoa to hold its 2021 Enrolment Fair and Orientation at its main campus and at the Savaii Centre.

The Enrolment Fair is being held from 17-19 February and Enrolment will be on 25 and 26 February.  The Enrolment Fair is being held for new and continuing students to provide them support and advice to help them choose their programme of study and courses.

Vodafone Samoa has exclusive sponsorship and will provide products and services valued at $14550 Tala including $3000 Tala cash assistance during the Enrolment Fair and Orientation.

This partnership will provide incoming students an opportunity to get to know their Campus through fun activities and chances to win big prizes with Vodafone.  Sim cards will be sold at discounted prices that will give students 26GB of data to access online courses and do their research. 

Nofoasaefa Satish Sharma, CEO of Vodafone Samoa said, “We’re grateful to Acting Campus Director, Dr Joeli Veitayaki and his team at USP Samoa Campus for providing us a platform to continue to provide assistance to the students of Samoa. We believe education in every sense is one of the fundamental factors of development. No country can achieve sustainable economic development without substantial investment in human capital. Therefore, in staying true to our More for All campaign and reiterating our continuous support towards the education sector, we have made internet connectivity easily accessible by upgrading and installing 100 4G mobile sites across Samoa. This makes Vodafone Samoa by far the leading telecommunications provider in network coverage. More importantly, we have made internet access more affordable for students by revamping our Student Sim, now called the Campus Sim – suitable not just for Students but for Campus Teachers/ Lecturers too.”

“This partnership between USP Samoa Campus and Vodafone Samoa also provides students free Campus Sims. The Campus Sim is free to Students & Teachers and can be uplifted from any Vodafone Store or Vodafone Roadshow Representative who will also be at the USP Enrolment Fair and Orientation. The Campus Sim provides free Wi-Fi connection (250mb) at all Vodafone Wi-Fi Zones across Samoa and 1GB free data every time a student tops up with $5 Tala,” said Mr Sharma.

Campus Sims are safe and allow access to educational sites only and with zero charge.

Mr Sharma thanked the USP Samoa Campus and said,“Faafetai tele lava to USP Samoa Campus for partnering with us to help improve the quality of student lives, because in return it leads to broad social benefits to individuals and society. I encourage students and faculty members to take advantage of Vodafone’s Campus Sim and enjoy the services we have available – The Future truly is Exciting with Vodafone Samoa.”

Following 2-days Enrolment Fair, Student Orientation will begin.  Orientation is an integral part of the academic year at USP.  It introduces new students to both academic and social aspects of the University not only for those transitioning from high school but also mature students returning to studies. 

This University of the South Pacific has been the proud provider of quality education for the region over the last 53 years and has an extensive Alumni network which includes many prominent leaders in Samoa and throughout the region and beyond.

The Campus name has been changed from Alafua to Samoa Campus this year.  Samoa Campus currently offers a broad selection of programmes at pre degree, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It aims to promote as much of the University's learning, research, innovation and initiatives as possible for the enhancement of students, staff, researchers and the communities in Samoa. It also aims to facilitate the development of local Pacific Island solutions to the global challenges that are now faced in our region.

 


This news item was published on 17 Feb 2021 05:07:20 pm. For more information or any High-Res Images, please contact us on email communications@usp.ac.fj


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