FNU organises interactive Virtual Outreach Activity sessions in vernacular languages

Press Release Posted On: October 8, 2021

The Fiji National University’s (FNU) first-ever Virtual Outreach Activity (VOA) organised in the vernacular languages received an overwhelming response as parents and guardians interacted with academic experts to learn about the programmes offered by the University in numerous disciplines.

FNU VOA participant, Geeta Krishna.

FNU organised three sessions today in English, iTaukei and Hindi, allowing the parents and the guardians to discover what sets FNU apart from other Universities in terms of programme delivery, hands-on practical sessions and compulsory industrial attachments.

Participants also had the opportunity to get their queries answered during the Question and Answer session about the courses and entry requirements.

A participant, Geeta Krishna commended the University for having such interactive sessions in the three different languages.

“This is a really great initiative from FNU to reach out to parents and students. All the sections of FNU covered their content well, giving us an insight into the study options and their corresponding career pathways,” she said.

Krishna highlighted that the guidance video on filling the application form was a well-paced presentation.

“Online application during these times is very crucial and the video explained every process in detail. Hoping that students and parents take advantage of these sessions, especially now when the global pandemic has reshaped the job market,” Krishna added.

Students completing Year 12 or 13 also have the opportunity to undergo studies in a technical and vocational education and training (TVET) course at FNU through the 5,000 Tertiary Scholarships and Loans Service (TSLS) placements.

Offered through the University’s TVET Pasifika, these courses are Certificate III, Certificate IV and Trade Diploma level qualifications. Students eligible for TSLS-funded studies must have successfully completed Year 12 with a minimum mark of 200/400 or completed Level 1 and II studies from the Technical College of Fiji.

Prospective students and interested participants can register and participate in the Livestream sessions during the University’s Virtual Outreach Activities (VOA) by emailing outreach@fnu.ac.fj or call the Outreach team on 931 7582.