The University of the South Pacific (USP) Tonga Campus held its first Campus Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting of the year on Monday, 15 January 2024.
Chaired by Tonga’s Prime Minister Honourable Hu’akavameiliku in his capacity as Minister of Education and Training, the meeting elaborated on the need for a more aggressive marketing campaign to improve the university’s enrolment rate.
Tonga Campus Director Dr Robin Havea also updated the CAC on the recent development since they last met a year ago.
Through the CAC, Dr Havea received high-level advice from the committee ranging from quality assurance, learning, teaching, research, and innovation to estate and infrastructure.
Dr Havea added that the meeting stressed the need to extend the development partnership network into Government, Non-Governmental Organisations, civil societies, and local emerging education institutions.
The Tonga Campus Advisory Committee meeting was attended by USP Deputy Vice-Chancellor Regional Campuses and Global Engagement, Dr Giulio Masasso Tu’ikolongahau Pāunga, and Pacific Technical and Further Education (PacTAFE) Director, Ms Susan Sela.
The CAC also includes President of the Church of Tonga Reverend Dr Tu’ipulotu Katoanga, Development Consultant Dr Lia Maka, and Managing Director of Nishi Trading Co Ltd Mr Minoru Nishi Jr.