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USP championing inclusiveness, 2016 review report reveals

April 4, 2019 12:41 pm

The USP has been commended for its continued progression from internationally accredited courses.

This is to continue development in research among other initiatives.

This was highlighted as part of the review of their 2016 annual report by the Social Affairs Committee, the contents of which were debated in Parliament late yesterday afternoon.

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Education Minister, Rosy Akbar in her contribution to the report noted the university’s focus to be inclusive of all Fijians.

“Campuses in Suva is largely accessible and relevant teaching support is provided with counselling and sign interpreters, reasonable accommodation during lessons, course works and exams. Coordinated interactions between students with disabilities and course facilitators.”

Economy Minister and Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum also noted USP’s glowing track record when it came to women empowerment.

“At the graduation of 3 224 students, 1 861 were women and 1 363 were men. In other words, there are far more women than men graduating out of the universities.”

Meanwhile, in 2016, USP registered a record enrollment of 27, 642 students.

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