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Monday, February 26, 2007

USP Laucala Campus begins semester one classes today

The University of the South Pacific's Laucala Campus in Suva begins its semester one classes today after a slight delay due to the December coup in Fiji.

During the weekend, two Solomon Airlines flights flew into Fiji with a majority of new and a few continuing Solomon Islands students. The normal flight arrived in Nadi on Saturday evening whilst a chartered flight arrived yesterday morning.

The two bus loads of students which came in the chartered flight reached the university late yesterday afternoon and were immediately taken to the Halls of Residence to sort out accommodation and meals. However, some new students are still bunking temporarily with others while waiting for on-campus rooms to be confirmed. It is likely that several new students may not be able to find accommodation on campus as other regional students have already arrived at the university in the past two weeks, and have taken up rooms on-campus.

Despite the beiginning of classes today, Solomon students that arrived over the weekend are due to undergo registration either by today or tomorrow.

Meanwhile, a final decision on the list of students who require an extension semester is expected to be released by the National Training Unit in Honiara today. Another group of students will fly to Fiji tomorrow and there is a possibility that there would be another special flight sometimes this week to bring all the remaining students to Fiji.

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