The Fiji Times » University secures 10-year vocational training center lease to open new campus in Labasa
Fiji National University has secured a 10-year lease for the Naduna Vocational Center to reopen the facility as the Labasa campus.
The new campus will meet the educational needs of Vanua Levu students enrolled in TVET and higher education programs.
The university will also expand into new areas to meet local labor market needs, with the provision of catering and hospitality courses.
According to the university, these expansion plans aligned well with the government’s “Look North” policy to revitalize the northern economy by providing high-quality, industry-relevant education and training.
The new campus is currently undergoing major renovations and digital upgrades, and will fully open in May this year.
It will include classrooms and tutoring rooms, a library, ICT labs, TVET workshops and staff offices.
In the medium term, FNU plans to convert staff accommodation into hostels, to meet the needs of students in remote areas of Vanua Levu, he said.
FNU Vice-Chancellor Professor Toby Wilkinson said the facility – which was previously used as a technical college – was ideally set up to meet student aspirations and labor market demands in the North Division.
“We are excited about the prospects for expanding our program delivery in Labasa.
“We have a fantastic opportunity to offer students in Vanua Levu a much improved campus environment, improved facilities and new study options,” said Professor Wilkinson.