New and continuing students hoping to attain a recognised qualification from The University of the South Pacific (USP) are taking advantage of the institution’s roadshow initiative happening around the country.
Teams from USP are in various towns and cities around Fiji today to provide Fijians easy access to its services and guide those hoping to pursue tertiary education towards achieving their dreams at the region’s premier institute.
One such early bird today was Parvin Kumar, a tax accountant based in Nadi. Mr Kumar said, “USP is more dynamic, and I have seen students that graduated from the institute’s accounting programme are more skilful, knowledgeable and are well rounded when they join the accounting workforce.”
The senior accountant expressed his gratitude towards USP for bringing its services to the people and those like him who have been in the workforce for several years, allowing them to find out about prospective programmes available to further upgrade their qualifications.
“I am most interested in chartered accounting and full taxation law, and I believe that USP has the credibility and the programme to up-skill myself and attain a higher qualification,” Mr Kumar added.
Meanwhile, the roadshow in Sigatoka was buzzing as a good number of students, parents, and guardians flocked to the USP booth for registration and general enquiries.
Rehana Bi, a Bachelor of Agriculture graduate from the regional institution, was among the crowd of people who came to enquire about the various programmes on offer as she plans to upgrade her qualification this year.
Ms Bi joined USP in 2014 and has been an online student since, as she works at the Ministry of Agriculture, Sigatoka office.
She chose USP because it provided flexible learning, quality education, and study modes that can accommodate full-time, part-time, and online students.
“I did my diploma in agriculture at the then Fiji College of Agriculture. After a few years, I decided to join USP and did my degree programme. I never regretted joining USP as the courses offered are relevant and have equipped me with the knowledge and skills to adjust well to any workplace,” she said.
Ms Bi is encouraging people who are working to upgrade their qualifications at USP, especially those who are yet to complete their degree programmes.
For Adilule Rokuta Lekutulevu, a continuous volunteer at the Nasau Vocational Youth Training Centre, her main aim is to undertake a Diploma in Office Administration programme at USP’s Pacific TAFE this semester.
Ms Lekutulevu placed a strong emphasis on people, particularly youth in villages, to work hard in school and continue with their studies at USP.
“I always encourage a lot of young people in the village that learning never ends. This is a great opportunity for young people in the greater Sigatoka area to visit the USP booth and explore the different programmes on offer,” she added.
The roadshow initiative aims to help students clarify their questions and provide a list of programmes offered by the six schools that make up USP. T those who haven’t decided what to do after high school or those who want to resume their studies, USP will be holding its enrolment roadshow today and tomorrow, Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28, 2023, around the country.
If you still have not applied for your studies with us, bring your birth certificate and external exam results to key locations in Nausori, Navua, Sigatoka, Nadi, Lautoka, Ba, Tavua, Rakiraki, Labasa, Savusavu, and Taveuni.
USP teams will also issue provisional offer letters for Year 12 and 13 students and confirmed offer letters to those who meet the requirements. For more information, visit our Facebook page or website, www.usp.ac.fj, or call toll-free at 1568.
Meanwhile, USP’s admissions are now open. New applicants or those resuming studies can now apply for admission for Semester 1, 2023. For more information or academic counselling, visit a USP Campus near you, or contact Student Administrative Services at firstname.lastname@example.org