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8000 Students Visit USP Open Day in Suva

About 8000 students from 77 high schools were part of the University of the South Pacific (USP) Open Day yesterday. At the event, USP Vice-Chancellor and president Professor Rajesh Chandra
30 Jul 2016 09:56
8000 Students Visit USP Open Day in Suva
Cathedral Secondary School student Ulaiyasi Cama checking out the displays at the USP open day yesterday.Photo:Vilimoni Vaganalau.

About 8000 students from 77 high schools were part of the University of the South Pacific (USP) Open Day yesterday.

At the event, USP Vice-Chancellor and president Professor Rajesh Chandra said: “The University is responding to the call by other member countries for more skilled programmes training for higher education.

“Last year, 66 per cent of our graduates were in full time employment four months after their graduation.

“This was only two per cent less than Australian graduates, if we combine the part time and full time employment than 80 per cent of our graduates were employed.”

Mr Chandra acknowledged the Government for giving special attention to university students getting work placements as part of the 2016/2017 budget.

He said USP have close relationships with industries and professional bodies that provide placement for attachments as part of the degree requirement.

Mr Chandra said the open day was about experiencing what USP life was all about; therefore aspiring students needed to explore every aspect of university life.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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