Eight students graduated from the College of Foundation Studies (C.F.S.) at Alafua yesterday.
Held in the Lodge Fale at the Alafua Campus of the University of the South Pacific, the students were honoured for successfully completing their certificates.
The Foundation Certificate Programme is divided into the Science and the Social Science Programmes, both of which are internationally accredited.
Among yesterday’s group, half of them graduated from the Foundation Science and the other half from the Foundation Social Science Program.
As doors open around the world for the students they will disperse to follow different career paths. Some intend to enter medicine, biochemistry and computer science.
Ronna Lee-Hadfield, the Campus Coordinator for C.F.S explained the 2015 intake was around 40 students with the smaller number of graduates being due to the flexible study structure of the program. Students are able to adjust their study load depending on their other commitments or financial situation.
Students who achieve greater or equal to 250 marks in Year 13 are able to enter straight into the foundation programs which range from accounting, agriculture, biology and languages to technology and computing just to name a few.
Those who do not receive satisfactory grades or did not complete high school are required to first complete a Preliminary Programme before they are eligible for admission into the Foundation Programme.