Vodafone and USP Samoa Orientation and Enrolment Fair Partnership

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From left: Nofoasaefa Satish Sharma, Vodafone CEO, Ronna Lee (USP SWO) Tokase Bakabaka (USP EnI) Eirenei Mafi Afoa (USP Finance) David Main (Vodafone) Dr. Joeli Veitayaki (USP ACD)

The University of the South Pacific Samoa Campus has given Vodafone exclusive telecommunications naming rights for this years Enrolment Fair and Orientation, both at its main campus and the Savaii Centre.

Vodafone will provide USP Samoa Campus with products and services valued at $14,550 including $3,000 cash assistance.

This partnership will provide incoming students an opportunity to get to know their campus through fun activities and chances to win big prizes with Vodafone.  One of the highlights of the partnership is the Campus sim cards, which offers students 26 gb of data at only $11 tala, as an additional help for accessing online courses and research.

The Enrolment Fair is to ensure that all potential students are offered the support and advice they require to decide on their programme of study and courses.

We’re grateful for Dr. Joeli Veitayaki (USP ACD) and his team at USP Samoa Campus for providing us a platform to continue to provide assistance to the Students of Samoa,” said Nofoasaefa Satish Sharma.

“We believe education in every sense is one of the fundamental factors of development. No country can achieve sustainable economic development without substantial investment in human capital,” continued Vodafone’s CEO.

“Therefore, in staying true to our More for All campaign and reiterating our continuous support towards the education sector, we have made internet connectivity easily accessible – done so by upgrading and installing 100 4G mobile sites across Samoa…This makes Vodafone Samoa by far the leading telecom in Network Coverage,” he added.

Vodafone have made internet access more affordable for students by revamping our Student Sim, now called the Campus Sim – suitable not just for students but for campus faculty members and staff too”, says Nofoasaefa Satish Sharma.

This partnership between USP and Vodafone also provides students with easy access to free clCampus Sims; free to students & University staff. Campus Sims can be uplifted from any Vodafone store or Vodafone roadshow representative who will also be at the USP enrolment fair and orientation.

The Campus Sim provides free wifi connection (250mb) at all Vodafone Wifi Zones across Samoa and free 1GB of data everytime a student tops up $5 tala.

Vodafone Samoa have taken into consideration parents and or guardians who are cautious on what their children access on the world wide web, hence Vodafone ensured its campus sim are safe and open freely to educational sites only and with zero charge. For any other internet activity students would need to top up for access.

“Once again, faafetai tele lava to USP Samoa Campus  for partnering with us to help improve the quality of student lives, because in return it leads to broad social benefits to individuals and society. I encourage students and faculty members to take advantage of Vodafone’s Campus Sim and enjoy the services we have available – The Future truly is exciting with Vodafone Samoa,” concluded Vodafone CEO Nofoasaefa Satish Sharma.

Student Orientation is an integral part of the academic year at USP.  It introduces new students to both academic and social aspects of the University not only for those transitioning from high school but also mature students returning to studies.

This University of the South Pacific has been the proud provider of quality education for the region over the last 53 years and has an Alumni network, which includes many prominent leaders in Samoa and throughout the region and the world.

The Campus name was changed from Alafua to Samoa Campus to better reflect the changing nature of the study programmes and courses available at the Campus. Samoa Campus currently offers broad selection of programmes at the pre degree, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It aims to promote as much of the University’s learning, research, innovation and initiatives as possible for the enhancement of students, staff, researchers and the communities in Samoa. It also aims to facilitate the development of local Pacific Island solutions to the global challenges that are now observed in our region.