Monday, February 21, 2011

[pima.nius] FIJI: Strong response to FNU journalism course

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Title – 7269 FIJI: Strong response to FNU journalism course
Date – 21 February 2011
Byline – Samisoni Nabilivalu
Origin – Pacific Media Watch
Source – The Fiji Times, 21/2/11
Copyright – FT
Status – Unabridged
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MEDIA PROGRAM INTEREST REMAINS
http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=166542

By Samisoni Nabilivalu

SUVA (The Fiji Times/Pacific Media Watch):  Twenty five enthusiastic students have enrolled for the Certificate in Media and Journalism course offered at the Fiji National University (FNU) this year.

A majority of the students have completed Form Seven while others already work in the media industry.

Course coordinator Elia Vesikula said the institution was excited and pleased by the number of interested students this year.

"With the media decree, we thought it might cause anxiety to the public but you see students are still very interested in the industry," Vesikula said.

The minimum qualification for the course is a Seventh Form pass with a pass of at least 75 per cent in English.

Vesikula said working in the media industry was of interest to young people because of the prospect of working in radio or television stations and even for the newspaper industry.

"It's also interesting to see that some students have no experience at all but are enrolling out of interest and a genuine passion for the media industry," he added.

Vesikula said students could pursue a diploma. There were also plans in the pipeline to introduce a Bachelor of Mass Media course.

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