2020 Stories

Food Technologist Serves Her Alma Mater
Food manufacturing processes always intrigued Nileshni Prasad.  She wondered how vegetables were packed and frozen, and how fruits and sauces were packed in cans, ready for consumption.   A lot of people couldn’t answer her questions, and some of her curiosity was only satisfied when she took up Home Economics as a subject in high school.  She then decided to specialise in the field from Year 11 by taking up Food Technology as a subject. “I found Food Technology very interesting. It l...Read More
FNU Qualification Boosts Career for Regional Graduate
Solomon Islander Nash Mazini remembers the proudest moment of his life as when he walked the aisle at the Fiji National University’s (FNU’s) graduation ceremony in March this year to receive his Bachelor of Science (Computer Science & Information Systems) degree. The regional alumnus of the university says that this moment not only made him proud but also boosted his confidence as this took him closer to securing permanent employment. “I had started working after completing Found...Read More
Teaching during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Kartika Kumar grew up idolising her teachers and wanting to become one herself. Having a brother who is a teacher further fueled her zeal for teaching. Thus, it is no surprise that she is a teacher today. “I strongly believe that teaching is a noble profession which creates all other professions.” Kumar graduated with a Bachelor of Secondary Education (English and Geography) from Fiji National University’s (FNU) College of Humanities and Education (CHE) in May 2020. “I have the ...Read More
Chand’s Journey to Becoming an IT Technician
Sumit Chand developed a keen interest in computers at a very tender age and was lucky enough to receive his first computer when he started high school. “I clearly remember my first computer. It was an IBM laptop. I would spend a lot of time on it, trying to learn everything about the beautiful machine.” Chand was inseparable from his computer. It came as no surprise that he opted to take Computer Studies in high school.  This allowed him to learn more.  He realised that the possibili...Read More
Chef turns Award-Winning Entrepreneur
Award-winning entrepreneur, Rohit Singh, is the person behind Ba's first dessert, pizza and burger café – Indulge Designer Cakes and a successful graduate of the Fiji National University (FNU). The young FNU alumnus won the Rookie Youth Entrepreneur of the Year award at the Fiji Development Bank’s (FDB’s) 2019 National Small Medium Enterprise (SME) Awards under the Empowerment Award category. “I felt lucky to be nominated in the first year of starting my business, and was very hap...Read More