Entities doing well: Naicker

TWO of the Then India Sanmarga Ikya Sangam (TISI) entities have performed exceptionally well over the past few years, says TISI national president Sadasivan Naicker.

Speaking during the opening of the 91st TISI Convention in Sigatoka on Friday, Mr Naicker said one of these was the Sangam College of Nursing, which opened doors to students in 2005.

Since then, Mr Naicker said 455 nurses graduated with a Diploma of Nursing until 2014.

“The college had upgraded their curriculum and for the first time in the history of nursing education in Fiji, our college began graduating students from 2015 with the Bachelor of Nursing,” he said.

“In the past three years, 272 nurses graduated with degree qualifications. The college also graduated 59 nurses with post graduate diploma in midwifery, eight nurse practitioners and 28 enrolled nurses.”

He said 206 nurses graduated with the degree last year while 82 are slated to graduate in April.

Meanwhile, Mr Naicker said the Sri Subramaniya Swami Temple, built 24 years ago, had also undergone renovations.

He said the TISI management had undertaken two major projects at the temple, including the setting up of a Sangam Cultural complex and a vegetarian restaurant.