MORE than 5000 secondary school students crowded the Fiji National University campus in Suva yesterday for an insight into university life.
Speaking at the official ceremony, FNU's College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences dean Prof Ian Rouse said it provided opportunities to young people to explore career opportunities.
Prof Rouse said the FNU — Fiji's only national university — was specifically designed to respond to the needs of the nation.
"It means prospective students who will be looking for studies and qualifications that will earn them a decent paying job in Fiji can also make a key contribution to the future of the country," he said.
Prof Rouse said the university had an interest in giving students what they wanted in order to build the pool of skills and knowledge within Fiji.
"The government is investing hugely in your education in order to develop this pool of skills and knowledge we can sell to the world," he said.
Prof Rouse said FNU was committed to taking appropriate, affordable education to every corner of the country.