After completing high school studies, choosing an institution to further her education was not a hard decision for Melisha Siapu.
The 31-year-old said coming to study at The University of the South Pacific (USP) was like coming home as she could still clearly recall the days she spent at the Early Childhood Centre on the Laucala Campus.
Siapu who is also the President of the Solomon Islands Students Association highlighted that for many of the students from the Solomon Islands, USP was the best choice as most of the leaders of their country were alumni including both her parents.
She said, “A lot of people where I come from have good jobs because of the qualifications they got from USP”.
The third-year student is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce programme majoring in accounting and finance and hopes to complete it before returning to the Solomon Islands.
She is eager to not just apply what she has learned in her field of work but also venture into entrepreneurship giving her people employment opportunities.
Siapu is confident the qualifications and experience she has gained during her time at USP would greatly assist her in bettering her community and her country.
As enrolment for Semester 2, 2022 has begun, USP has a range of accredited courses in various fields that new students and continuing students can pursue.
As a regional university, USP is committed to providing its scholars with expanded educational and research opportunities as well as the chance to build new friendships and connections within the region and around the world. USP offers a unique multicultural and campus experience.
When it comes to upskilling and reskilling its students, USP has you covered through the various courses, programmes, training, and additional education offered by the University.
Classes for Semester 2, 2022 begin on 15 August.