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UniFiji gives reason for date change

There was a significant need for the date change because there were some initiatives that were in the pipeline which needed approval from the council before the graduation is held
25 Mar 2018 11:00
UniFiji gives reason for date change
The Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum

There was a significant need for the date change because there were some initiatives that were in the pipeline which needed approval from the council before the graduation is held

The University of Fiji has respond­ed to queries raised by students during the Budget Consultation at the Suva Campus on Wednesday March 21, 2018 with regard to the change in dates for the graduation.

The change in dates was reached after thorough discussions with various staff and stakeholders at the university.

The Budget Consultation was not the main reason for the change of dates.

There was a need for the date change because there were some initiatives in the pipeline which needed approval from the council before the graduation is held.

These initiatives are for the bet­terment of students.

The Registrar, Kamlesh Arya, stat­ed that when the change of dates was made, each student was noti­fied.

“Each graduating student was no­tified via email or phone call of the change of dates,” he said.

“Between the advertisement of the previous graduation date and notification of the change, students were given a month’s lead time,” he said.

He further commented that soon after the query was raised, the uni­versity responded to the Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts that the change in dates was not primarily because of the Budget Consultation, but because of other circumstances.

As stated by the Attorney-General and Minister for Education, Herit­age and Arts, Aiyaz Sayed-Khai­yum, the university received only two or three complaints in regard to the concerns raised by students.

At the University of Fiji, students remain the most important stake­holders and we are continuously trying to improve on delivering quality and affordable education to all our students for a knowledge-based society in Fiji.

The university conveys its apolo­gies to students for any inconven­ience caused because of the change in dates.

However, the graduation will be held on April 13, 2018.

Source: University of Fiji

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