Given the current global economic situation, a shift in the current and future labour market demands and trends, it is vital for students to consider carefully their choice of institution and career path said Fiji National University (FNU) Vice-Chancellor Professor Toby Wilkinson.
Professor Wilkinson highlighted that the FNU’s Virtual Open Week, which is currently underway, can assist students in making a more informed decision about study opportunities that are matched with their career aspirations.
“Whether someone is a school-leaver, already in a job, or thinking about switching careers, the Virtual Open Week provides the perfect opportunity to engage with FNU. The University provides multiple pathways for entry into our programmes, and a comprehensive range of courses to meet students’ aspirations, irrespective of their financial or academic circumstances,” said Professor Wilkinson.
“Normally, around this time of year, the Fiji National University would be hosting a full-scale Open Day. Our main Campuses in the Central, Western and Northern Divisions would be buzzing with excited high school students and the general public, exploring the University’s facilities, having a chat with current students and meeting the lecturers.”
“This year, because of COVID-19 and the associated public health restrictions, we are doing something a bit different. Innovation in response to changing circumstances is one of the skills we teach our students, and at FNU the pandemic has brought about swift innovation in how we deliver education, with online platforms becoming an integral part of our learning and teaching,” explained VC Wilkinson.
“Digital technology has also given us the opportunity to rethink how we conduct our routine business and host events. So, this year, in place of face-to-face Open Days, we are pleased to be running a Virtual Open Week.”
FNU’s Fiji Maritime Academy (FMA) will culminate the week-long event through the final live Zoom session today, Friday 17 September – 11 am to 12 pm which will be broadcasted on the FNU Facebook page and YouTube channel simultaneously.
For more information regarding the FNU Virtual Open Week visit www.fnu.ac.fj