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Enrolment Begins On Laucala Campus

Enrolment Begins On Laucala Campus
L-R: Jitendra Sharma (Dad), Rowina Prasad (Sister),Ritnesh Kumar(student), Dharmesh Kumar (brother), and Winnie Kumar at the University of the South Pacific campus Laucala bay, Suva yesterday. Photo: Mere Satakala
January 06
11:00 2017

Enrollment of students started yesterday at the University of the South Pacific Laucala Bay campus, Suva, as students prepare for the new academic year.

Students with parents, guardians, and friends lined up to enrol.

Savusavu Secondary School student, Ritnesh Kumar, came with his parents and two siblings to accompany him.

Mr Kumar, 18, travelled from Savusavu on Wednesday night and reached Suva yesterday morning.

He will be pursuing a Bachelor of Science programme, which is a three year programme. He also applied for the Tertiary Education and Loans Scheme (TELS). He aspires to become a software engineer.

“It feels really great to have my family here to support me and I attribute all that I’ve achieved to them,” said Mr Kumar.

His parents are both teachers based at Soloira District School in Naitasiri.

“We’re happy that our son is finally undertaking studies at university now and will be joining the rest of the family here in Suva,” proud dad, Jitendra Sharma said.

USP vice chancellor and president Professor Rajesh Chandra said the university would be offering nine new academic programmes this year.

Professor Chandra said this was in line with the USP Strategic plan 2013-2018 objective where the university ensured its programmes continued to be relevant and responsive to the needs of the region.

“The university continues to seek gaps in human capital in the region and responds to them,” he said.

He said some of the initiatives under this objective of the university were to strengthen engagement in the public and private sectors and obtain international accreditation for all of its programmes, among others.

“Also under our strategic plan one of our priority areas is regional and community engagement as we continue towards excellence in the provision of tertiary education,” he said.

The new academic year begins on February 16.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika



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