USP student participation programs a success

Members of the winning debate team with Student learning specialist Siniva Laupepa. Picture: SUPPLIED

UNIVERSITY of the South Pacific student participation programs have again proven a success with the end of a series of debates held on Friday at the university’s Lautoka Campus.

The program held over the month of October was held to mark the institution’s 50th anniversary.

Organised by the Student Learning Support (SLS) at USP Lautoka, the debate is aimed at enhancing the student’s collaborative learning and communications skills, research skills as well as boosting their confidence.

Coordinated by the Student Learning Specialist, Siniva Laupepa, SLS provides support services to assist students with their learning needs.

In her concluding remarks, Ms Laupepa, who also chaired the debate, stated that she was pleased to note there was massive improvement in the way debaters did their research to support their arguments.

“While the confidence demonstrated by the debaters is admirable, a little enthusiasm incorporated into how they articulate their arguments in a convincing manner is necessary,” she said.

Ms Laupepa expressed her appreciation to both the teams for the time and effort they dedicated towards the debate and encouraged other students to participate in such activities organised by the Campus to enrich their learning experience.

While also thanking the students for their participation and contribution towards the debate series competition, USP Lautoka Campus Director Dr Pramila Devi stated they should consider this platform a golden opportunity to express their opinions on significant issues and be confident in doing so.

The winning team was presented a shield engraved with the name of the winning team while the runner up team received a trophy.

Each member of both teams was presented a certificate of participation and a token of appreciation.

 

 

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