Samoa’s head of state visits USP campus


USP Chancellor Afioga Tuimaleali ‘ifano Va’aleto ‘a Sualauvi II and wife Masiofo Faʻamausili Leinafo Tuimalealiʻifano during a visit to Laucala Campus on Wednesday. Picture: USP Marketing and Communications



The Samoan Head of State and Chancellor of The University of the South Pacific, Afioga Tuimaleali ‘ifano Va’aleto ‘a Sualauvi II, paid a visit to Laucala Campus on Wednesday, ahead of this week’s much-anticipated graduation ceremony at the Vodafone Arena in Suva.

The graduation ceremony marked a special day for the graduates and their families. During his campus visit, many USP staff and students came out in numbers to catch a glimpse of the chancellor despite their busy schedule.

The visit to the campus was also to check on the recent infrastructure upgrades that occurred over the past year.

This was not the first time that the chancellor had visited USP. He previously toured the Pacific Collection section within the USP Library in October 2022.

After a short meeting with USP Vice-Chancellor Professor Pal Ahluwalia, the visiting delegation proceeded to tour the campus as well as the Pacific Fusion restaurant, where he commended the students for their dedication and commitment in the service industry.


*Andrew Naidu is a final-year journalism student at USP’s Laucala Campus. He is also a student editor for Wansolwara, USP Journalism’s flagship student training publication.


Samoa’s head of state, Afioga Tuimaleali ‘ifano Va’aleto ‘a Sualauvi II, with USP’s senior management team at Laucala Campus on Wednesday. Picture: SUPPLIED
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