Fiji Time: 5:20 PM on Tuesday 28 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Uni plans expansion

Shayal Devi
Thursday, March 06, 2014

WITH the registration of 1270 students at the USP's Lautoka campus this semester, accommodation is an issue.

Campus director Dr Pramila Devi said during the first week, a couple of pre-degree courses had a very large number of students who couldn't fit into the audio and video conferencing room.

"That has been sorted by moving the conferencing session into the lecture hall," Dr Devi said.

"The renovation of the Lautoka campus was done last year when we extended by adding another floor to increase the learning and teaching space at campus. This is already in use."

Dr Devi said because of the space factor, the university acquired an additional floor at the Lautoka campus and was now in the process of establishing centres in Sigatoka and Rakiraki.

"The university is building a campus on land along Tavewa Avenue, Lautoka. The physical work on this should be starting soon."

Dr Devi said the academic year had started positively, with an increase in student registration and the number of courses, including the number of face to face mode courses.

She also said they were looking into acquiring more space and extending opening hours for the campus.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Fijians' test of faith
  2. Expensive destination
  3. Fiji Airways logo designer dies at her home
  4. 'No' to review
  5. Forum will miss Fiji
  6. Players fight for spot
  7. Fijians can still be part of proposals
  8. Police probe complaint
  9. Police warning for vigilantes
  10. Assault cases on the rise

Top Stories this Week

  1. Wrong body for burial Thursday (23 Apr)
  2. Hunt for terrorist Thursday (23 Apr)
  3. Children watch senseless beating Monday (27 Apr)
  4. Fatal night out Monday (27 Apr)
  5. Man found unconscious, pronounced dead Sunday (26 Apr)
  6. PM's office receives 1000 complaints Thursday (23 Apr)
  7. Rights over freehold land Wednesday (22 Apr)
  8. Principals fret over school meet Friday (24 Apr)
  9. Foreigners pick Fiji to tie the knot Thursday (23 Apr)
  10. Ba blacked out Wednesday (22 Apr)