Re­mem­ber roles: Reddy to stu­dent group

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

Re­mem­ber your roles, the Min­is­ter for Ed­u­ca­tion, Ma­hen­dra Reddy, re­minded mem­bers of the Fiji Na­tional Univer­sity (FNU) Stu­dents’ As­so­ci­a­tion. Mr Reddy high­lighted this dur­ing the FNU’s stu­dent as­so­ci­a­tion in­au­gu­ra­tion at the Novo­tel Suva Lami Bay Con­ven­tion Cen­tre on Satur­day night. “You are the very im­por­tant stake­holder of the univer­sity com­mu­nity and first and fore­most, you need to un­der­stand what the core busi­ness of univer­sity and all the stake­hold­ers need to con­verge in re­spect to that par­tic­u­lar core busi­ness,” Nr Reddy said.

“I think it is im­por­tant that you truly be­have like a stake­holder. You are a stake­holder of the FNU. “The univer­sity’s core busi­ness is to en­sure that you un­der­take teach­ing, re­search and pro­vide the learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment to stu­dents and un­der­take con­sul­tancy to some ex­tent.” Mr Reddy ex­plained the stu­dent as­so­ci­a­tion was a body to en­hance the en­vi­ron­ment of stu­dents to en­sure that the stu­dents’ as­so­ci­a­tion be­comes a con­duit be­tween the stu­dents and univer­sity man­age­ment.

“It is very im­por­tant that stu­dent as­so­ci­a­tion, apart from en­sur­ing that stu­dents do get what they de­serve, they also en­sure that they con­trib­ute to­wards build­ing fu­ture ci­ti­zens of the coun­try,” he said. The min­is­ter urged the as­so­ci­a­tion and man­age­ment to work to­gether.

Photo: Silia Kile­poa Ualesi

Front fourth from left: Fiji Na­tional Univer­sity Dean of Ed­u­ca­tion and Hu­man­i­ties Eci Na­balarua, Min­is­ter for Ed­u­ca­tion, Her­itage and Arts Ma­hen­dra Reddy, Chan­cel­lor and Chair of the Fiji Na­tional Univer­sity Mr Ik­bal Jan­nif, with mem­bers of the Fiji Na­tional Univer­sity Stu­dents’ As­so­ci­a­tion at the Novo­tel Coven­tion Cen­tre in Lami.

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