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FNU remains closed, students on official break

The Fiji National University will remain closed for the rest of the week and its students are to take the time as an official break.  A statement from the FNU said the decision to defer classes followed a meeting between the Chair of the FNU Council Ikbal Jannif and the university’s Senior Management Group this […]

Peni Shute

February 23, 2016 2:20 pm

The Fiji National University will remain closed for the rest of the week and its students are to take the time as an official break. 

Part of the damaged FNU Western facilities following TC Winston Photo: FNU
Part of the damaged FNU Western facilities following TC Winston Photo: FNU

A statement from the FNU said the decision to defer classes followed a meeting between the Chair of the FNU Council Ikbal Jannif and the university’s Senior Management Group this morning.

At the meeting, the university found that damage to two of its major campuses were substantial hence the decision to keep at home its 30,000 plus students. The university operates out of 40 centers in Fiji.

The meeting received reports from the University’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) which had been activated last week on Thursday afternoon.
Due to the extensive infrastructure damage suffered at Campuses in Ba and Raiwai and lack of clean drinking water and electricity, it has been decided that FNU will remain closed for the rest of this week.

The FNU advised that students studying via its trimeseter programme were to regard the one week closure as the mid-trimester break. A meeting scheduled for Friday Feb 26 will decide when the university reopens.

In the meantime a team will leave Suva to visit the Western campuses and will prepare an update for the Friday meeting.

However, the FNU has asked all its Properties and Facilities staff to report to work from Wednesday Feb 24. The rest of the 2000 plus staff are to contact their Deans or immediate supervisors for further instructions.

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