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November 03, 2009 12:00:00 AM
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Former parliamentarian Dr Ganesh Chand will be the first head of Fiji’s new State-run university, the Fiji National University.

Dr Chand, currently the Director of the Fiji Institute of Technology, was yesterday appointed to be the interim Vice Chancellor of FNU.

Dr Chand is also the chairman of the Interim FNU Council.

The VC will head a management team that will look after the administrative and management functions of the university and will be based at the Fiji College of Advanced Education at Nasinu.

Six government colleges will be merged from January 2010 to make up the FNU.

The colleges to be merged are the Fiji School of Agriculture, Fiji College of Advanced Education, Lautoka Teachers College, Fiji School of Nursing, Fiji School of Medicine and Fiji Institute of Technology. 

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