The University of the South Pacific Tuvalu Campus new satellite was commissioned by New Zealand Minister for Pacific People-Aupito William Sio this week.
USP Vice-President Regional Campuses-Dr Giulio Paunga says the event “marks the accomplishment of their dream making a great impact on higher education and development in Tuvalu.
He says the new satellite expresses the dedication of the Government of Tuvalu, the New Zealand Government and USP towards collaborating for the development of Tuvalu’s higher education system and the development of the country since education is the backbone of all Development.
The New Zealand Government’s donation will see 9 campuses receiving new satellites including Niue, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Tokelau, Vanuatu, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Tonga and Cook Islands. The Campus has a current enrollment of 449 students.