The Fiji National University (FNU) has been strongly advised by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, through the Permanent Secretary of Education, Heritage and Arts, to postpone all scheduled December graduation ceremonies due to the current deadly measles outbreak in Fiji and some Pacific Island countries.
The FNU Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel Healey while confirming the cancellation today said the Ministry of Health and Medical Services is following international best practice in containing such outbreaks by seeking to avoid all mass gatherings, where cross-infection between infected and unimmunised individuals can occur.
“We very much regret the postponement, but we are obliged to act on this advice in the public interest. In light of this development, all graduands will be issued with a completion letter and transcript, pending the re-arrangement of these graduation ceremonies when the testamurs will be issued,” said Prof Healey.
The University will be releasing the completion letters and transcripts for graduating students beginning on Monday 2nd December for the following : College of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (CAFF), College of Humanities and Education (CHE), College of Engineering, Science and Technology (CEST), College of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies (CBHTS) and National Training and Productivity Centre (NTPC).
New graduation dates will be released soon.