September 07, 2012 12:00:00 AM
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The University of the South Pacific achieved a major milestone today, graduating the highest number of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)students to date.

A total of 3 PhD graduates took their papers today after completing their thesis.

Rup Singh, a PhD in Economics, Rejeli Nakaora Liligeto had her PhD in Management and Public Administration while Sereima Volivoli Naisilisili walked away with her PhD in Education.

USP vice chancellor Professor Rajesh Chandra said they are looking forward to seeing more PhD students graduate in the coming graduation.

A total of 802 USP students graduated today with certificates, diplomas, degrees, post graduates, masters, and PhDs.

Out of the 802, 349  graduated with post graduate qualification, accounting to 43 percent of the total graduates and this was another achievement for the university.

Apart from the students of the regional members of USP, there were graduates from Bangladesh, Nigeria and South Africa.

USP is expecting more international students to graduate in the next graduation ceremony which will take place in April, 2013.

By Ropate Valemei


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