A third University in pipeline

By Sarafina Sanerivi ,

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OPENING A NEW UNIVERSITY IN SAMOA: Christopher Gounder.

OPENING A NEW UNIVERSITY IN SAMOA: Christopher Gounder. (Photo: Misiona Simo)

A third University is being established with the aim to promote quality education in Samoa.

A former English Lecturer at the National University of Samoa, Christopher Gounder, is the masterminder.

He confirmed the plan during an interview with the Samoa Observer yesterday.

The University is to be called “The Oceania A+ Educational solution University (O.A.E.S.U).” It is planned to be located at Poutasi Falealili.

According to Mr. Gounder, the university is mainly for “the students of Samoa.”

“I have taught at various institutes in Samoa. And for the last three years, I have been teaching English at the National University of Samoa,” he said. 

“I have taught many students and touched lives of many students. I haven’t been only a lecturer, but I have also been a mentor and a counsellor for many students at no cost.”

 Mr. Gounder is Indo-Fijian.

“My wife is from Samoa and we have seven children,” he said. 

“My children, their first language is Samoan. I might look Indian to you but my heart is Samoa. 

“I have resigned from the National University of Samoa, and we decided to start a third University in Samoa.”

Enrolment starts this month and courses will begin in March, said Mr. Gounder. 

The O.A.E.S.U also offers Foundation Programmes and Bachelor Degree Programmes. 

They have no administration fee. However, the cost of one course is $350. 

More details tomorrow.

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