Students concerned about overcrowding

Update: 3:08PM STUDENTS of Fiji National University’s Samabula campus today raised their concerns about overcrowding on campus because of the lack of facilities.

At today�s budget consultations with Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, FNU student, Siddharth Raman said the library, foyer and lecture theatres were not big enough to cater for the student roll at the University.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said the Government�s focus was to improve the quality of education.

“Would you rather have a better learning environment that is well resourced, has the right equipment and the right amount of space?  From the Government’s point of view, FNU is a national university,” he said.

He  said before the different institutions or campuses consolidated into the Fiji Nation University, some institutions were better resourced than others. 

“Now the resources have had to be shared. For example, you can see the density of population  here is probably the highest compared to the Lautoka and Nasinu campus. We want to have bigger better libraries and a more resourceful learning environment.”

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said he would raise the concerns shared by the students to the FNU management.

Also, after answering Siddharth’s question, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said students needed to buy tomorrow�s copy of The Fiji Times to read about what would be reported on from the event however he added that they must not buy a newspaper each. 

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