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FNU Partners With Housing Authority to Develop Engineers

Housing authority will now be providing practical training for Fiji National University (FNU) students at their various project sites. This comes after a Memoran­dum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between
02 Feb 2018 11:00
FNU Partners With Housing Authority to Develop Engineers
From left: Housing Authority chief executive officer Punit Sethi_ Housing Authority executive board member, Nesbitt Hazelman with Fiji National University (FNU) vice-chancellor, Professor Nigel Healey during the signing of the memorandum of understanding at FNU Nasinu campus. Photo: Fiji National University

Housing authority will now be providing practical training for Fiji National University (FNU) students at their various project sites.

This comes after a Memoran­dum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between FNU and Housing Authority at FNU Nasinu Campus in Suva yesterday.

The partnership with the Hous­ing Authority recognises the in­tention of FNU to provide qual­ity education and opportunity for industrial attachment at Housing Authority. This is meant for all FNU students who are enrolled in the areas of Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Land Sur­veying, Architecture and Quantity Surveying.

FNU vice-chancellor, Professor Nigel Healey said upon completion of the attachment, the Housing Authority will issue a Certificate of Industrial Attachment to all FNU students who have success­fully completed the duration of their attachment.

“The University’s core business is to provide Fiji and the Pacific’s Human Resource needs by deliver­ing the highest quality and stand­ards of teaching and training and this can only be achieved by ensur­ing that graduates have the right knowledge, skills, are creative, in­novative and have the necessary attributes for life,” he said.

Housing Authority board director Nesbitt Hazelman said the MOU will allow the Housing Authority to provide hands-on learning expe­rience to students in certain areas.

“This is part of social obligation for the Housing Authority, to train the students and prepare them to join the work-force as they are the future leaders of this country.

“The Housing Authority believes this effort will deepen professional education for FNU students and will also help bring the theory to life, meaning the students will be able to apply the knowledge, con­cepts and skills in a real working environment,” Mr Hazelman said.

The MOU will encourage individ­ual students to participate in an in­dustrial attachment for a duration of six months in the areas of:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Land surveying
  • Architecture
  • Quantity surveying

 

The MOU is valid for a period of five years.

Edited by Mohammed Zulfikar

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