The Fiji National University’s (FNU), College of Engineering and Technical Vocational Education & Training (CETVET) announced the commencement of the new academic year by hosting an orientation event for its incoming students.
The event, held at FNU’s Derrick Campus, witnessed an influx of students and their parents, all keen on acquainting themselves with the academic journey ahead. The students had the opportunity to explore the campus facilities and gain insights into the comprehensive support services provided by FNU.
CETVET, which was formally known as the College of Engineering, Science and Technology (CEST), officially transitioned into its new name on 5 February 2024.
In her welcome address to the students of CETVET, FNU Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor Learning & Teaching, Dr Jimaima Lako encouraged students to take ownership of their learning and their journey with FNU.
“As you step into this new academic year, you are not just entering a college, you are entering a community committed to learning, education, innovation, creativity, and the pursuit of excellence,” said Dr Lako.
“The College of Engineering and Technical Vocational Education and Training is a hub where we foster not only theoretical concepts but the practical and competent skills that will shape your future endeavors.”
“FNU is a purpose-driven university that trains the future workforce of our beloved country mainly to develop it, build it, and grow it. And you are our future, and we depend on you to further this development for a good life in the future.”
The orientation also marked the first official event for Salabogi Mavoa to officiate as the Acting Dean of CETVET.
“We at CETVET are more than just engineering, vocational, science and technology; we are architects of Fiji’s future,” said Mavoa.
“We provide exceptional education opportunities, cutting-edge skills training, and impactful research, paving the way for our Fiji to thrive – not just economically but socially and sustainably.”
Brothers Waisea Turaga Senisacau and Daniele Natavo left their village of Naivibuli, Baravi Nadroga at 2am on the day to make it in time for the College orientation. Natavo is pursuing a Diploma in Agricultural Engineering (Level 6).
“It was important for us that Daniele attend this orientation, especially as we are from Sigatoka, and we needed to familiarise ourselves with FNU and its services.”
“I am happier that they are pursuing further education and are closer to achieving their dreams.”
Diploma in Architectural Drafting student Shuaid Khan shared his excitement about beginning tertiary education with FNU.
“I am excited and look forward to developing my skills that will help me run my own architectural firm in the future,” said Khan.
For further information or queries, students can also text (toll-free) to 857 for Vodafone and Inkk users.
Continuing students can also register for their Semester 1, 2024 units via the link https://www.fnu.ac.fj/student/
Alternatively, applicants can visit our Koronivia, Nasinu, Derrick, Namaka, Natabua, Ba and Labasa campuses to submit applications.