FNU commences virtual open week

Press Release Posted On: September 13, 2021

Fiji National University staff conducting live Zoom sessions during the Virtual Open Week.

The Fiji National University (FNU) commenced the Virtual Open Week (VOW) today on a high note with a one-hour live Zoom session where the participants were introduced to FNU’s College of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (CAFF).

The University integrated the live Zoom session with the FNU Facebook page and the YouTube Channel, providing the audience with a wide range of platforms to ask questions and learn about the various programmes offered by the College.

Prospective students also have the opportunity to chat live with the FNU team through the website www.fnu.ac.fj daily from 9am to 5pm this week.

While welcoming the participants of the live session, Dean of the College, Professor Paul Iji said CAFF has come a long way since becoming part of FNU and has produced hundreds of high-level manpower for Fiji and the South Pacific islands in the areas of agriculture, fisheries, forestry and veterinary science.

Professor Iji highlighted that the College works very closely with its service ministries of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry and Sugar Industries and continues to build collaboration with other national, regional and international institutions.

“We also collaborate with universities and other stakeholders in Australia, China and Israel and are developing more of these relationships.”

“We have unique programmes that you cannot find anywhere else in the South Pacific islands.  For example, we are the only ones with degree programmes in Animal Science and Forestry.  Our programmes are more comprehensive and we have many more qualified teaching staff than anyone else in the region.”

“Study with us and learn how to create your own job while opening the doors to many other opportunities in policy-making, banking, research and food processing.  We look forward to welcoming you to CAFF.”

“Like other Colleges, we can take you from Certificate qualification to Diploma, Bachelor, Master and PhD.  We combine sound in-house learning with outdoor practical work, including attachment to local industries as well as producers overseas.  We teach how to produce raw materials and how to add value to them, right up to marketing,” Professor Iji added.

The live Zoom sessions will continue throughout this week with the following schedule:

  • College of Engineering, Science and Technology (CEST), Tuesday 14 September – 10am to 11am
  • FNU TVET Pasifika (TVET), Tuesday 14 September – 12pm to 1pm
  • National Training and Productivity Centre (NTPC), Wednesday 15 September – 10am to 11am
  • College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (CMNHS), Wednesday 15 September – 2pm to 4pm
  • College of Humanities and Education (CHE), Thursday 16 September – 11am to 12pm
  • College of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies (CBHTS), Thursday 16 September – 2pm to 3pm
  • Fiji Maritime Academy (FMA), Friday 17 September – 11am to 12 pm

The above sessions will also be broadcasted on the FNU Facebook page and YouTube channel simultaneously.