USP 50th anniversary: Northern campus launches celebration

Labasa USP Campus director Samuela Bogitini (2nd from right) cuts the official celebratory cake with distinguished guests at the launch. Picture: LUKE RAWALAI

THE launch of the University of the South Pacific Labasa Campus’ 50th-anniversary celebrations in Labasa last Friday is a platform for activities in the build-up to the grand celebration.
Campus director Dr Samuela Bogitini said the four-day event that would begin from July 17-20 would showcase USP’s achievements over the past 50 years, also narrating the history of the university.
Dr Bogitini said for the staff and students at the campus, the occasion would provide an excellent platform for events, exhibitions and other activities.
“The 50th-anniversary logo entails a sailing canoe element which is amplified from the existing USP logo,” he said.
“Also known as vaka, drua, kalia or tongiaki in the Pacific, sailing across the ocean and its sea of islands symbolises the strive for education; of the progress of its people through time and space, and the journey of USP as it navigates its way into the future together with its stakeholders.
“By officially launching this event with the blessings and support from all you of you as friends and alumni of the university, will certainly provide positive vibes that will set the momentum and dynamics that will resonate the spirit of celebration as we journey together as former students of USP.
“USP has produced presidents, prime ministers and prominent international scholars also producing good and excellent leaders and managers within the public and private sectors over the years and we do hope to continue to produce quality graduates for local, regional and international markets.”