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Early Trip To Suva for Mani

  FNU introduces new accredited programmes; expecting increase in students enrolling this year. Travelling from Cuvu, Siga­toka, yesterday was Krit­agya Mani, 18, to enrol for his units at the Fiji
06 Jan 2017 11:00
Early Trip To Suva for Mani
Students enrolling at the Fiji National University Nasinu campus yesterday. Photo: FNU

 

FNU introduces new accredited programmes; expecting increase in students enrolling this year.

Travelling from Cuvu, Siga­toka, yesterday was Krit­agya Mani, 18, to enrol for his units at the Fiji National Uni­versity.

The former Cuvu College student came with his parents and sister to enrol for a Trade Diploma in Au­tomotive Engineering, which is a four-year programme.

“My dad encouraged me to enrol at FNU and I want to become a me­chanic and open my own business some day,” the teenager said.

His father, Davendra Reddy, who works in the hotel industry said parental support in their chil­dren’s education was important.

The family left Sigatoka at 9am yesterday and reached Suva at midday.

FNU acting vice-chancellor and Dean for College of Engineering, Science and Technology at the Samabula campus, Salabogi Ma­voa, said they were expecting an increase of students enrolling for this trimester.

Mr Mavoa said his college would be offering a list of new courses including a bachelor in engineer­ing, electrical, mechanical and civil and these programme would be accredited with the Washington accord accreditation.

“We will be offering that for the first time this year and it’s a four-year programme,” said Mr Mavoa.

He said after consultation with the industries and their stake­holders the need to get their pro­grammes accredited was impor­tant.

“We applied to the Fiji Institute of Engineers and through them to the Institution of Professional En­gineers in New Zealand, and they accredit the programme known as the Washington accord,” Mr Ma­voa said.

The degree is equivalent to any degree from any Washington ac­cord accrediting university.

This creates a benchmark that will allow FNU programmes to be benchmarked internationally and benefit the students overall.

The long term goals for FNU is to have all programmes accredited and benchmark with at an inter­national level especially with Aus­tralia and New Zealand.

Enrolment of these units started this week while the Trimester be­gins on January 16.

FNU is the fastest growing insti­tution in the Pacific region with more than 30 locations across the country, and more than 300 exten­sive fields of study programme.\

Edited by: Caroline Ratucadra

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