Dou­ble cel­e­bra­tions for TISI Sangam

New nurs­ing school opens, new pro­gramme launched

Fiji Sun - - Nation - SHAHANI MALA Edited by Ne­mani De­laibatiki Feed­back: shahani.mala@fi­jisun.com.fj

It was dou­ble cel­e­bra­tions for mem­bers of the Then In­dia San­marga Ikya Sangam (TISI Sangam) yes­ter­day.

They of­fi­cially opened their third Sangam School of Nurs­ing Col­lege at the Belo Street in Sam­ab­ula, Suva, and launched a new Bach­e­lor of Nurs­ing (Bridg­ing) Pro­gramme.

The col­lege was of­fi­cially opened by the Fiji Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Com­mis­sion direc­tor Salote Rabuka. “This oc­ca­sion is in­deed a mile­stone achieve­ment for which credit must go to those whose vi­sion and tire­less ef­forts have brought Sangam ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing in Fiji to what it is to­day. “The Sangam Col­lege of Nurs­ing un­der the Sangam In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy (SIT) was reg­is­tered with the Fiji High Ed­u­ca­tion Com­mis­sion in 2012,” she said. Mrs Rabuka said the reg­is­tra­tion was ac­com­pa­nied by the pro­vi­sional reg­is­tra­tion of the col­lege’s then ex­ist­ing pro­grammes. The pro­grammes in­cluded Diploma in Nurs­ing, Post-grad­u­ate Diploma in Mid­wifery and a Bach­e­lor of Nurs­ing Science. “The ad­di­tional un­der­grad­u­ate de­gree pro­gramme is tes­ti­mony to the con­sis­tent ef­forts of the SIT and TISI as a whole to grow the col­lege as a pro­fes­sional in­sti­tute of nurs­ing.

“In do­ing so, this con­trib­utes in the mean­ing­ful way to rais­ing the qual­ity of Fiji’s health care ser­vices,” she said. Mrs Rabuka said the pro­gramme was ap­proved by the Fiji Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Com­mis­sion in April this year. Sangam Col­lege of Nurs­ing Aca­demic Board chair­man Am­raiya Naidu said: “TISI Sangam is happy with the mod­est con­tri­bu­tion the col­lege has made to the health sec­tor with trained per­son­nel. “The de­vel­op­ment of nurs­ing bridg­ing course be­gan in 2014. “Our staff were con­cur­rently teach­ing the fi­nal year of the Diploma course and the first batch of the sec­ond year de­gree classes,” he said. Mr Naidu said the col­lege is ex­tremely pleased with the over­whelm­ing re­sponses for ad­mis­sion to un­der­take the course.

“It shows the level of in­ter­est and de­sire among the mem­bers of nurs­ing pro­fes­sion to learn,” he said. TISI Sangam na­tional pres­i­dent Da­mend Gounder was proud and happy with their achieve­ments.

Photo: Shahani Mala

ITSI Sangam Col­lege of Nurs­ing and Health Care Ed­u­ca­tion stu­dents stand­ing out­side their newly opened col­lege in Belo Street, Sam­ab­ula in Suva yes­ter­day.

Photo: Shahani Mala

ITSI Sangam Col­lege of Nurs­ing and Health Care Ed­u­ca­tion stu­dents stand­ing out­side their newly opened col­lege in Belo Street, Sam­ab­ula in Suva yes­ter­day.

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