MANY high school students who visited the University of the South Pacific open day last Friday are convinced they will pursue their education at the institute next year.
A Form Six student of Richmond Methodist High School on Kadavu, Sailasa Bereimi said he decided to pursue further education at USP after being informed of the education offered there.
"I'm convinced to pursue further education at USP after satisfying myself with what USP has to offer during the Open Day," Sailasa said.
He said starting next year, he would do his foundation studies at USP and then continue with degree-level studies.
Another student, Ashlene Lata of Penang Sangam High School in Rakiraki shared similar sentiments.
"The USP open day has opened up the opportunity for me to explore the courses and programs offered," she said.
"It has helped me decide what I want to do in future."
Noami Tawaka, a sixth former of Ballantine Memorial School, said the open day had broadened her knowledge.
"Since I'm a science student, coming to this open day is like a new experience for me as I got to learn something I did not know like marine studies," she said.
While many students had the chance to explore and enjoy the various activities on the fun-filled open day, for some it was also a huge learning experience and confidence booster. The open day also marked the start of enrolments for 2013.