Boost for CEST

THE Fiji National University (FNU) received various types of learning equipment for the College of Engineering, Science and Technology (CEST) from the Australian National University (ANU) on Thursday.

Senior lecturer of the Fenner School of Environment and Society at ANU, Dr Sara Beavis who handed over the gifts said this would benefit the students in the long run.

The gifts consisted of 100 rocks, mineral specimens and 12 petrological microscopes which would be used for the newly introduced Certificate IV in Geology, Mining and Quarrying program offered by CEST.

“It’s always good when you’re learning as a student to have as many resources as possible in earth sciences,” Ms Beavis said.

“We saw this as an opportunity to provide some support for this new program and it is also the connection between the staff of FNU and ANU that provided the opportunity.”

The acting dean of CEST, Salabogi Mavoa, acknowledged the kind gifts by ANU.

Mr Mavoa added he hoped to sign the memorandum of understanding so that the partnership between FNU and ANU will develop from there.