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Uni plans 3 new centres

Luke Rawalai
Thursday, December 19, 2013

PLANS are in the pipeline for the construction of three new Fiji National University centres on Taveuni, Savusavu and Nabouwalu.

Speaking at the Labasa campus graduation ceremony on Tuesday, FNU vice-chancellor Dr Ganesh Chand said these centres were part of plans to offer quality facilities to their students.

Dr Chand said plans were already in progress to establish a campus hospital for their campuses including the Labasa campus.

"We have already established a clinic in Suva and students will have access to this clinic in the near future," he said.

"The university also strives to upgrade the students' qualifications and spice it with experience.

"When we have improved facilities, you can in turn all have a bright future and we as a university want to be part of your growth process."

Dr Chand said the university had been inclined to place emphasis on tertiary education in Vanua Levu since 2008.

"The idea was to have parents witness their children's graduation and celebrate their success, therefore we spoke to the government for the development of the Labasa campus.

"It will be a $30m project and a state-of-the-art facility and parents don't need to send their children to Suva."