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2300 students to graduate

Luke Rawalai
Thursday, December 19, 2013

ANOTHER 2300 students are expected to graduate from the Fiji National University and join the country's workforce within the next few weeks.

FNU council chairman Arvind Maharaj said at the Labasa campus graduation ceremony this week the graduates included 600 teachers and the first batch of the university's Commercial Agriculture students who would graduate next month.

"Another 145 students from the Labasa campus and 245 students from the Nadi campus are expected to graduate in the coming days," he said.

"All these graduates will be eager and ready to join the country's workforce and contribute positively to Fiji's economy.

"Today (Tuesday) we mark the graduation of 1350 qualified and trained Fijians who are ready to serve their country and people," he said.

"Government has certainly realised the good work this institution has been doing and also the potential it has of becoming the best in the region.

"In helping to further realise the university's potential, government has, apart from increasing its budget allocation, provided FNU with a capital grant of just over $4million for the construction of a campus at Naiyaca in Labasa."