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FNU council announces inclusion of 14 new members

May 6, 2019 2:54 pm
The FNU Council will be led by Doctor Rajesh Chandra

The Education Minister has announced the Fiji National University’s full council today.

The FNU Council will be led by Doctor Rajesh Chandra and he will be joined by 14 other members from academic and industry backgrounds.

The new Council has brought together some senior people with expertise such as bankers, lawyers, accountants, clinicians, engineers, business executives and senior academics.

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These include Tessa Price, Professor Dharmendra Sharma, Lala Sowane, Raymond Prasad, Professor Barry McGrath, Dr Joseph Veramo, Dr Penuel Immanuel, Dr Nur Bano Ali, Dr Parakrama Dissanayake, Professor Ravi Naidu, Dr Akhila Nand Sharma, Davenesh Sharma, Vishnu Mohan, and Gordon Jenkins.

FNU Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel Healey welcomed the appointment of the new Council.

Professor Healey says if FNU is to become a premier university, there needs to ensure academic programmes, processes and policies are all based on international best practice.

The new Council members bring with them a wealth of experience from universities, research organisations and corporations from other parts of the world.

Dr Chandra said having worked for all the three Universities in Fiji, he plans to contribute his knowledge and experience to lift FNU’s reputation through international accreditations and major focus on the employability of graduates.

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