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University of Fiji eyes choice graduates

The University of Fiji con­tinues to place emphasis on churning out work-ready graduates to help develop a knowl­edge-based economy. This was stressed by Vice-Chan­cellor, Professor Prem Misir while speaking during
08 Feb 2018 11:00
University of Fiji eyes choice graduates
University of Fiji vice chancellor Professor Prem Misir during the student orientation programme in Saweni

The University of Fiji con­tinues to place emphasis on churning out work-ready graduates to help develop a knowl­edge-based economy.

This was stressed by Vice-Chan­cellor, Professor Prem Misir while speaking during the student orien­tation at the university’s Saweni campus on Tuesday.

Mr Misir highlighted the main building blocks and various as­pects that students must be aware of when they enter the university.

“I harbour no illusions that your entrance into the intellectual halls of this university would provide face-to-face interactions with three components as building blocks of a knowledge society, among others; these building blocks are interna­tionalisation, inter-disciplinary, and academic-industry collabora­tion,” Mr Misir said.

“Key aspects that students need to be aware of when they enter the university include plagiarism, absenteeism, student evaluations, the importance of the inter-disci­plinary approach to studying and much more.”

He added that as students they would be able to experience disci­plinarity and inter-disciplinarity at the university.

“Disciplinarity the expertise within a particular discipline; and inter-disciplinarity will enable stu­dents to study problems and their solutions that require inputs from several disciplines,” he said.

Other speakers during the student orientation were, Tertiary Schol­arships and Loans Board (TSLB) Divisional Head West, Ravinesh Kishore, who advised students pre­sent during the orientation on the various policies and regulations of the scholarship and loans scheme.

Registrar Kamlesh Arya spoke on the student academic support structures as well as the regula­tions governing the university while Ravineet Sami, the executive director finance at UniFiji, spoke on the financial and facilities as­pects.

The student orientation was con­ducted at the university’s Saweni and Suva campuses.

Edited by George Kulamaiwasa

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