Meehil Chand of Nausori, 18, successfully applied to The University of the South Pacific to pursue a Bachelor of Commerce with a double major in Accounting and Information Systems.
He was the first student to visit our USP Roadshow team in Nausori this morning to submit his application in hopes of starting his tertiary journey this year with the region’s premier institution.
“I usually follow the USP account on Instagram; when I saw that the roadshow would be in Nausori Town, I told my friends, and we came to check out the programmes and requirements. I am so happy I could complete my application today,” Chand said.
Chand has mapped out his plan once he starts his studies at USP, including completing his studies with excellent grades and then going on to work and support his family.
He shared that his Year 13 exam results were good, as he did not expect to do so well, and today, his parents are proud that he has taken the next step in his education.
“I passed with great marks and want to work hard to maintain that. I also want to encourage other young people who are still deciding what to do to visit the USP team during their roadshow.”
Meanwhile, 19-year-old Ulita Koroi, another student, was ecstatic to have completed her application with the USP Roadshow team in Nausori Town this morning.
The former Mahatma Gandhi Memorial High School student is a pure commerce student and wishes to pursue the same this year at USP.
“My exams were challenging, but they were okay, especially with my results. I plan to do a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance,” Koroi said.
She also highlighted that her relatives would talk about USP as a great university. It was how she found out about the roadshow and was determined to get help completing her application.
“I decided I wanted to pursue studies at USP with the influence of my family, then I went to the USP Open Day, and they also visited my school. As soon as applications opened, I tried applying online. I got stuck, and I came to seek help, only to have my application completed from my face-to-face consultation with the team in Nausori Town.”
Aryan Lal of Rakiraki also expressed his gratitude to the USP staff in Rakiraki town for making USP services accessible to them, as there are many students in and around the small western town who need guidance and assistance in getting into university.
“This is such a great opportunity for us. I have been trying to submit my application to join USP, and I am so grateful that the team are here today.”
“I was able to submit my application, and I can’t wait to start my tertiary journey soon.”
The USP Roadshow will continue tomorrow in centres across Fiji. Students, parents, guardians and those looking to return to their studies after some time off are encouraged to visit our teams at the booths in your town and apply now for Semester 1, 2024.