A SPECIAL needs student from Sigatoka has been given a tablet by USP to aid him in his studies.
The dean of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment, Associate Prof Anjeela Jokhan, officially handed over the tablet to Niranjan Raya, who is hearing and speech impaired.
Prof Jokhan said the university was aware of the problem of equity for students in terms of special needs.
"By giving him the tablet, we will be able to ensure that he not only gets all learning materials but also other learning resources which he will be able to use to enhance his learning," she said.
Raijieli Bulatale, manager for the Disability Resource Centre, said the Public Service Commission had agreed to fund his accommodation on campus, as he often had to travel to campus for administration purposes.
"The PSC scholarship no longer covers accommodation but they have very generously offered to help."
Mr Raya is originally from Labasa but has been living in Sigatoka with his sister Ashwin, who learnt sign language to be able to interpret for him.
Ashwin Raya said the tablet was a huge help because it would give her brother an easy and convenient way to study.
She said they were also grateful for his move to campus because he had found it difficult to commute to campus several times a week.