USP Labasa Campus Open Day – an exciting experience for many Northern students
Labasa Campus Director with his opening speech
Shaping Pacific Future’s the University’s is the university’s aim which saw a huge turnout of secondary school students, teachers at Civic Centre, Labasa for the annual Open day event on the 23rd of September, 2022. A total of twenty two schools from around the borders of Macuata, Cakaudrove and Bua graced the Labasa Campus Open day. The intention of the event was to provide a platform that would allow students to gather information so that they are able to make informed choices about their tertiary studies. Also, the Open Day event provides an opportunity to showcase how the university engages with teaching and learning tasks on a daily basis, prospective students get a feel the enthusiasm of been part of our ‘USP Vuvale ’and importantly allowed Labasa Campus to showcase its flair and prominence in tertiary studies for students here in the Northern Division.
The event would not have been successful without the collaborative efforts noticeable at different levels from Campus administration to staff, staff to staff , staff to students, main campus and regional campus and from student to student. Laucala Campus staff attended in full and were very supportive of the event, wasting no time in helping out with the display, organising their tables and sharing much needed information to students. While, on the other hand Labasa Campus students, few alumni and staff coordinated well and complimenting each other on the needed skills and safe processes for the day. These efforts allowed the annual event at Labasa Campus to provide an experience that was informative, vibrant, engaging and exciting for our prospective students from as far as Vaturova Secondary School, Saqani Secondary School , Bua College and overall for all twenty two secondary schools.
Students from St Bedes lamented that “they admired how the tour guides organised the students well to navigate the students to the booths in an orderly manner. We feel welcomed and received when our tour guides met us at the start point and taking us to gain insight at all the booths says an Y12 student. ” Other students expressed their excitement to be at the open day having a “feel” of the extensive pacific vibes and vuvale atmosphere that USP offers. The programme was well organised and executed given the large crowd numbers and space constraints states a teacher from Bua College. Teachers and students who attended the event also received USP eco bags, refreshments and some walked away with attractive quiz prizes. Virtual open day continues this week with more Northern secondary schools participating in the event. Labasa Campus acknowledges all the support and team efforts shown towards this USP annual event from its students, USP marketing office, Ministry of Education, Labasa Town Council and Labasa Police Northern Traffic Department, Coca- Cola and CJ Patel.