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By FONUA TALEI
The Austrade (Australian Trade Commission) Fiji Education Roadshow 2012 ends at the Novotel Nadi hotel today.
The show to inform Fijians about Australian universities and the courses they offer started in Suva on Monday.
It was in Lautoka yesterday. Austrade representative Api Kurusiga said they set up exhibitions worldwide in support of student recruitment for Australian education and training providers.
“This year we have reps from nine Australian institutes including Canberra Institute of Technology. The response from the public has been overwhelming and good,” Ms Kurusiga said.
She said 60 per cent of people who turned up were secondary school students. The rest were mature students.
“We have people interested in our undergraduate programmes and also post graduate studies. For some institutes here today, this is their third to fourth time at the event and that shows that there is demand here in Fiji for courses offered in Australia.
“We promote Australian education and its quality,” she said.
Ms Kurusiga said last year 1800 successful applicants from Fiji went to study in Australia. It was the result of their roadshow.
The roadshow was in Lautoka on Thursday at the Tanoa Waterfront Hotel before wrapping up in Nadi today at the Hotel Novotel Nadi.