A total of 64 students graduated from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Niue Campus during the graduation ceremony on 22 October 2021.
Of this, 27 students were from the School of Business and Management (SBM); two from the School of Law and Social Sciences (SoLaSS); 22 from the School of Pacific Arts, Communication and Education (SPACE); and 13 from Pacific TAFE. Fifty-eight per cent of the graduates were females.
USP Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Pal Ahluwalia welcomed everyone and acknowledged Niue’s Government officials, including the Minister of Education, Honourable Sauni Tongatule.
Professor Ahluwalia characterised the 15 master’s certificates awarded by the SBM and SPACE as “significant” and “a tribute to the University’s quality and magnificence.”
To the graduands, Professor Ahluwalia said that what they had achieved was a significant accomplishment.
He stated that, regardless of their subject of study, graduation was the result of several years of hard work on their part.
“Today is a celebration of your achievements, as well as an opportunity for us to express our gratitude to the academic and professional personnel who have worked tirelessly to assist you in reaching your learning objectives.”
“It is a compliment to each of you that your practice has produced such remarkable outcomes. I understand that getting to this point took a lot of effort over a long period.”
He claims that as an alumnus, the student’s lifelong relationship with USP begins.
“Thanks must go to the family and friends, employers, colleagues and mentors who have also played an important role in the success of each graduate,” Professor Ahluwalia emphasised.
He said the University worked hard to instill a body of knowledge and a set of values to help students succeed.