USP OPTIMISTIC S.I. GETS GOOD RETURN FOR USP INVESTMENT

Care taker Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo meeting with the USP leaders. Photo credit: OPMC.

Care taker Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo meeting with the USP leaders. Photo credit: OPMC.

The University of the South Pacific (USP) is optimistic that Solomon Islands gets a good return for its USP investment.

USP Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra made this statement during the Solomon Islands graduation last Friday.

Professor Chandra explains Solomon Islands has almost 16 percent of the enrolled students while only pays 7.8 percent of the government contributions.

He says during the last triennium, Solomon Islands paid over 11 million Fijian dollars in government contributions but the University delivered direct and indirect benefits of almost 16 million Fijian dollars.

Mr Chandra adds Solomon Islands, therefore, gets a very good return for its investment in USP, and with the proposed new campus, the value delivered by USP will increase substantially as many more students study in Solomon Islands as USP expects to allocate more academic and other staff to the new campus.

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