Asco Motors partners with FNU during 2023 Open Day

Press Release Posted On: October 5, 2023

FNU Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor Dr Jimaima Lako receives the cheque from Asco Motors’ Marketing Product Manager Camari Tabuavuni.

Fiji’s premier automotive enterprise, Asco Motors Fiji, has partnered with the Fiji National University (FNU) during its highly anticipated 2023 Open Day, set to unfold across four campuses in Nasinu, Namaka, Natabua, and Naduna this week.

Asco Motors Fiji Chief Executive Officer Ronald Kumar, said the company was honoured to partner with FNU.

“FNU is a highly respected organisation with a strong track record of success. By partnering with FNU, organisations can demonstrate their commitment to FNU’s mission and values, such as education, research, and innovation,” he said.

“Our organisation is partnering with FNU for this event because we share its mission of providing high-quality, affordable education that transforms lives. We believe that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty and creating a more just and equitable world. We are also impressed by FNU’s academic excellence and commitment to diversity and inclusion.”

Kumar said the company believed in investing in the next generation of Fijians to help them develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen careers.

“One way of doing this is through our apprenticeship programme. This provides young people with the opportunity to learn from experienced professionals and gain hands-on experience in the automotive industry. In addition to our educational programmes, we support the local community through various sponsorships and initiatives.”

“I feel very proud to have FNU graduates join our organisation. Graduates are also well-versed in the latest technologies and trends, which can be a valuable asset to any organisation. They are also eager to learn and grow and always looking for new challenges.”

“FNU graduates are typically very team-oriented and collaborative. They are able to work well with others from different backgrounds and cultures. This is an important quality for any employee, which  is especially important in a globalised world of today.”

Kumar said the FNU Open Day is a great opportunity for prospective students to learn more about the university, its programmes, and its facilities.

“The students can meet with faculty and staff, ask questions, and get a feel for the campus community. The FNU Open Day is a positive and informative event for prospective students. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the university and to see if it is a good fit for their academic and career goals,” he said.

“I would also add that the FNU Open Day is a positive event for the community as a whole. It is a chance for people of all ages to learn about the university and the programmes it offers. It is also a chance to celebrate education and the many opportunities it can provide.”

FNU Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching, Dr Jimaima Lako, said the support from Asco Motors will play a crucial role in making this event a success.

“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Asco Motors for their unwavering commitment to our cause. Their generous sponsorship not only assists us in covering essential expenses but also lends prestige and added value to our event. Together, we make a meaningful impact and bring our shared vision to life,” Dr Lako said.

“At FNU, we proudly stand as the nation’s premier dual-sector University, dedicated to fulfilling the diverse educational aspirations of our community. We embrace a unique mandate that caters to those seeking certificates and diplomas at the technical and trades level (TVET) and those aspiring to pursue undergraduate, postgraduate degrees, and doctoral studies.”

The FNU 2023 Open Day will be held at the Naduna Campus, Labasa, from October 5-6, Nasinu Campus, Suva, from October 6-7, Namaka Campus, Nadi and Natabua Campus in Lautoka on October 6.

Prospective students and those interested can stay updated regarding the FNU 2023 Open Day by following the University’s FNU website and the official social media platforms on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter.