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Emotional Get-Together For Ex-USP Students

Emotional Get-Together For Ex-USP Students
From left: Penaia Tabuamovi, Kitione Rokosuka and Veresi Nayacalevu at the University of the South Pacific, Lautoka campus, on July 11, 2018. Photo: Yogesh Chandra
July 14
11:00 2018

It was an emotional get-together for former gradu­ates of the University of the South Pacific (USP) when they met at the Lautoka campus as part of the alumni programme.

The event was part of the USP’s Golden Jubilee celebration this week.

It was a moment filled with happiness for three former graduates Penaia Tabuamovi, Kitione Rokosuka and Veresi Nayacalevu.

Mr Tabuamovi said that it was an eye opener for him because he had the opportunity to re­connect with fellow former stu­dents.

“It’s really a good opportunity to build your network,” he said.

He believed it will be a bench­mark for further developments as well.

Mr Rokosuka was over­whelmed about being there for his first time.

The gathering was of one that would be a reflection of their USP days.

Mr Rokosuka said his days of studies were tough, however he managed to overcome the many challenges in trying to achieve academic excellence.

Mr Nayacalevu encouraged everyone to be a part of the an­niversary celebrations because it was an opportunity to meet and socialise with former stu­dents.

“You can share various experi­ences as well,” he said.

Nitin Singh, who is now a hu­man resources officer at the Ministry of Sugar Industry, said he was thrilled to be a part of the celebration.

“I cannot describe the impor­tance of this to me,” he said.

He also reflected on his USP days, saying he mostly under­took distance and flexible learn­ing all throughout his learning career, however he enjoyed eve­ry part of the learning process.

“It was a moment that I will for­ever cherish,” Mr Singh said.

Hasmukh Lal, executive direc­tor at Pacific Technical and Fur­ther Education (Pacific TAFE), who was the chief guest at the event, said the alumni pro­gramme was much bigger than what one may think.

“This is where you are able to reconnect and share a lot of ide­as together,” he said.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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