2020 Stories

Switching from on-site to online learning and teaching
Fiji National University (FNU) alumnus Ravnil Narayan is one of many academics that are assisting the University in the transition to an online learning platform during the COVID-19 pandemic. Narayan is a Lecturer in the School of Communication, Languages and Literature at FNU’s College of Humanities and Education (CHE) at the Ba Campus. “Currently, I am teaching Academic English and Communication courses via online mode. Based on my observations, I think most FNU services are up-to-par,...Read More
FNU Alumnus in US Army
Many youths dream of joining The United States of America Army Forces (US Army).  Fiji National University (FNU) alumnus Laitia Niqara has made that dream come true and is now serving the US Army as an Aircraft Pneudraulics Repairer. 24-year-old Private (PFC) First Class, Laitia Niqara, is also the first iTaukei student to graduate with a Diploma in Aircraft Pneudraulics in the USA.  He was also recruited in a section that is very difficult for foreigners to get into. Back in Fiji, Niqar...Read More
FNU for Postgraduate Studies
Sanjay Singh was at the peak of his career when he decided to upgrade his qualifications and learn new skills to complement his demanding job. Having worked in the fields of accounting and taxation for over seven years, he had served in various positions including as a Graduate Accountant to a Senior Accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and then as the Manager (Fiji Operations) for Praful Patel & Associates – a Chartered Accounting/Tax Agency Firm based in Lautoka. “After workin...Read More
Medical Laboratory Scientists – The Unseen Warriors
Jignesh Sharma’s ambition is to make a difference in Fiji’s health sector.  This mission led the dedicated  Fiji National University (FNU) alumnus to a career as a Medical Laboratory Scientist. Medical Laboratory Scientists play a critical role in the health sector.  They assist doctors in determining diagnosis by analysing patients’ blood and other bodily fluids and tissues.  Doctors then use these results to advise patients about the course of treatment.  Unlike doctors, however,...Read More
Advocating for Food Security
Lily Draunitivi, a Fiji National University (FNU) alumnus, is a strong advocate of food security.  Practising what she preaches, this Assistant Youth Officer at Fiji’s Ministry of Youth and Sports is an active farmer. Combining what she learnt as a student at FNU, and farming a seven-acre farm, Draunitivi shares best practices about agriculture with her target stakeholders to eradicate the issue of food security. “As part of my job at the Ministry, I serve young people from Nakasi, Di...Read More