FNU STUDENT POLLS
Fijian Elections Office to conduct the polls
PROFILES OF SOME CANDIDATES
The Fijian Elections Office will, for the first time, conduct the Fiji National University Student Association elections.
In total, there are 33 candidates selected from the four respective campuses.
The elections will be held at the Labasa, Tamavua, Koronivia and Pasifika campuses respectively on Tuesday from 8am to 8pm. Below are the profiles of some of some of the candidates who have been nominated for the respective posts. Edited by Naisa Koroi
Full Name: Abdul Mufeez Shaheed Age: 24 Campus: Pasifika Campus Nominated: President Education: Second year MBBS student at the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at the Fiji National University. Family Father’s name:
Abdul Shaeed Occupation: School Teacher Mother’s name: Rahmun Nisha Occupation: School Teacher Background Born in Ba but living in Suva since 2015 to study. Had lived and studied in Morocco from 2011 to 2014. Haven’t really lived in Ba as a home for the past 6 years. How important is this election for you? This election is important for me because it means I am in a unique position to help FSMedSA (Fiji School of Medicine Students’ Association) to transition smoothly as a Branch of FNUSA.
Lots of things will change for us and I feel that FSMedSA needs someone who is aware of the new processes and procedures and having made those processes and procedures, I feel I can ensure that it is a less bumpy ride for the executives.
Name:Ann Sami Melissa Age: 23 Nominated: Education Chairperson Campus: Pasifika Education: Currently a second year MBBS student at the Fiji School of Medicine. Family: Her father is Reverend Adriel Sami who is the circuit minister of Dilkusha Methodist Church. Her mother is Alice Sami and is a kindergarten teacher at Dilkusha Methodist Kindergarten. She has two siblings - a sister, Alissa, ( twin sister) and a younger brother Aaron. Background: Was born on November 26, 1992. Was brought up in Taveuni. Family moved to Suva later and have been here since she was four years old. Family currently resides in Dilkusha, Nausori. How important is this election for you?
I believe that education is not just about books or being inside the classroom, but a lot more. This is what motivated me to run for the position of Education Chairperson because I hope to bring about holistic changes to our education system, both in and out of the classroom. Also, being part of the Education committee this year made me realise that so much more can be done for the students.
Name: Ilisapeci Raisami Age: 27 Nominated: Treasurer Campus: Labasa Campus Education: First year student at the Fiji National University and studying Bachelor in Primary Education. Family and Background:
Originally from Nacula in the interior of Saqani but living at Valebasoga in Labasa. Father’s name is Tomasi Tuvalerua who works as a chainsaw operator. Mother’s name is Torika Adimaibau and is a domestic housewife. She has an elder brother who works at the Nadi International Airport, and a younger brother who is a farmer. Born on July 15, 1989 in Labasa, but was brought up in Nacula. Completed MA Certificate in general hospitality services in 2009. How important is this election for you?
It is an honour to take part in this election. It is also a great challenge. I am really grateful to be chosen as one.
Name: Roshan Sharma Age: 19 Nominated: Secretary Campus: Tamavua Education: Second year nursing student at Fiji School of Nursing (FSN) and currently on practical’s at the CWM Hospital in Suva. Family Father is the occupational, Health and Safety (OHS) representative and assistant engineer at the Fiji Sugar Corporation (FSC). Her mother is a sales representative. She has a younger brother currently schooling at Tavua College in Year Nine. Background Hails from Tavua Town. How important is this election for you?
This election is important for me because it will help me to look into the affairs of my fellow nursing colleagues and become a voice for them.
Name: Arishma Archna Ram Age: 25 years Nominated: Secretary Campus: Koronivia Education: She is a second year Fiji National University student and studying Bachelor of Science in Fisheries. Family: Father’s name is Kris Ram Krishna and mother’s name is Rachel Bimla Krishna. He father is a reverend at the Peace Chapel Rapha Assemblies of God (AOG) church in Nakaulevu, Navua. Her mother does domestic duties. She is the eldest of two siblings. Background: Born on June 22, 1991 in Lautoka. Spent her teenage years in Suva and currently lives in Navua with her parents, siblings and grand-parents. How important is this election for you? This election is very important to me because it is a mode of transparency.
Full Name:Nand Chetty Shavneel Age: Nominated:21 President Campus: Koronivia Campus Education: Year 3 student studying Bachelor of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Family: Father’s name: Nathan Siwa Nadan Chetty Occupation: Farmer Mother’s name: Sneh Lata Chetty Background Born on April 25, 1995 at the Labasa Hospital How important is this election for you? It will help me to put out my innovate ideas more clearly in a larger platform. Build a better understanding between the students at FNU (CAFF) and the staff.