Campus Director, Dr. Pramila Devi with Miss Sainiana Matau and two Chinese teachers
The University of the South Pacific (USP) Lautoka Campus student Ms Sainiana Matau was recently awarded a certificate and cash prize of $400 for her outstanding performance in first year Chinese language credit course (CN101).
She was the first student from the Campus to be awarded in a ceremony that took place at Lautoka Campus earlier this year.
The CN101 award was established in Semester 2, 2019 by the Confucius Institute at USP. Since its inception, a total of 6 students have been awarded for their outstanding performance. Ms Sainiana Matau is the first Lautoka Campus student to receive this award.
Ms Matau was excited and said that it was worth the hard work and sacrifice. She also thanked her Chinese teachers for their guidance.
“The challenges I faced was studying without any laptop and had to make sacrifices staying in school till late hours to get my assignments done,” she said.
She thanked her grandparents, who have always been there for her.
USP Lautoka Campus Director, Dr Pramila Devi congratulated Ms Matau on her outstanding performance and encouraged students enrolled in CN101 “to work hard and strive for such awards and opportunities”.
The CN101 course aims to introduce students to Chinese language studies. It is primarily designed to train students in conversational Chinese but will involve other aspects of the language, such as vocabulary, grammar, listening, reading and writing. By the end of the course, students will develop the basic requirements for daily communication in Chinese.