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Education made affordable

Felix Chaudhary
Monday, April 14, 2014

FINANCIAL issues should never be a barrier to any student's desire to pursue tertiary education, says University of Fiji vice-chancellor Professor Richard Coll.

Speaking to this newspaper after the graduation ceremony at the university's Saweni Campus, Prof Coll said providing quality, affordable education was always a challenge.

"It has always been the intention of the founders of the university to ensure access to students from low income families," he said.

"This is a view that I support and it is also very much the view of the Higher Education Commission and the government.

"At the University of Fiji, we provide a very high quality of education that people can afford and we are very flexible with students that choose to do their studies here."

Students who graduated from the learning centre said their academic achievements would not have been possible without the student loan scheme and flexible payment system offered by the university.

"I couldn't get a scholarship and if it wasn't for the student loan scheme and the fact that lecturers at the University of Fiji guaranteed my loan, I would not have been able to successfully complete my studies," said Ashleen Prasad.

The 21-year-old Nadi resident graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce and has established a marketing company to assist her family's agriculture business.








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