USP to offer election management programme
September 6, 2018 12:02 am
The University of the South Pacific will soon introduce an election management programme.
Deputy Vice Chancellor Richard Coll says the University will introduce a Certificate level first before introducing courses in Diploma, Degree as well as Masters Level.
This introductory program will serve our potential elections officers in the region and for those interested in understanding and contributing to operations and management of elections.
He says the programme is expected to be introduced later next year.
Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem says this will not only benefit Fijians but the entire Pacific Region.
“My belief is that with the introduction of the election management program firstly through the University of the South Pacific and then to filter down and actually be implemented through all the universities in Fiji, is an opportunity that the Fijian Elections Office was only waiting to explore.”
Meanwhile, the University signed a partnership agreement with Indonesian Embassy, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance and the Fijian Elections Office.