FNU’s TVET Pasifika Pledges to Focus on Marginalised Areas and Dropouts

Press Release Posted On: March 20, 2024

Fiji National University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Unaisi Nabobo-Baba.


Living up to its vision to be the leading dual-sector transformative university predicated on inclusiveness, innovation and accessibility for Fiji and the Pacific, the Fiji National University (FNU) will deliver TVET to underprivileged areas including school dropouts.

FNU’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Unaisi Nabobo-Baba said this aligned with the university’s mission to serve the people of Fiji and the wider Pacific region with leadership that engages with people and communities, respects partnership, enhances excellence, and provides education and skills that promote sustainability through research with real-world impact and contributes to self-development. 

Professor Nabobo-Baba highlighted that building stronger futures was what the FNU plans to do.

She is certain the Strategic Plan 2024-2026 would see the whole FNU TVET Pasifika portfolio undergoing accreditation.

“We will enhance the TVET portfolio in a variety of ways and also strengthen HE (Higher Education) offerings,” she said.

“Since we believe in lifelong learning as a Pacific mandate in PacRef (Pacific Regional Education Framework), we pledge that through excellence in FNU’s TVET Pasifika, we will deliver to the marginalised, rural remote and underprivileged areas of our populations, dropouts who need a second chance and all citizens of our Pacific Islands needing reskilling and upskilling.

“We will enhance our relationships both locally and internationally and this will see an increase in the internationalisation of our work, building and enhancing our Campuses and Resource Base.”