Northern FNU campus to be ready in 18 months

FNU VC Professor Nigel Healey, Kartikas Construction Plumbing Services Ltd's Stephen Naidu, FNU chancellor Ikbal Jannif and other stakeholders in Labasa today. Picture: SUPPLIED

THE Fiji National University’s (FNU) Labasa Campus is expected to be completed and ready for operations in the next 18 months.
FNU signed the project agreement with contractors Kartikas Construction Plumbing Services Limited in Nasinu this afternoon.
FNU chancellor Ikbal Jannif said the development of the FNU Labasa Campus was timely given the Government’s continued focus on infrastructure development on Vanua Levu under the Look North Policy.
He said the FNU Labasa Campus would greatly assist with the workforce development and knowledge creation needs of the Northern Division in key economic areas.
He added FNU would work closely with the Government and industries in the north to develop programs targeted towards this.
Once completed, the phase one of the multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art university will include modern lecture theatres, tutorial and teaching rooms, staff administration offices, computer labs, library, and cafeteria.
Engineering workshops, a gymnasium, student accommodation, dining hall and sports fields will follow in due course.