Strategic focus

The University of the South Pacific Laucala Campus. Picture: FILE

THE University of the South Pacific’s (USP) 87th Council meeting approved the university’s new Strategic Plan 2019-2024 (NSP) at Holiday Inn Suva last week.

The new strategic plan consists of the university’s strategic direction and resource allocation plans for the next two triennia and focuses on renewed focus in some key areas of higher education such as entrepreneurship, employability, internationalism, sustainability, strategic partnerships, though leadership and research impact.

The university has also strengthened key performance indicators in the NSP to improve monitoring, evaluation and reporting to the university stakeholders.

According to Winston Thompson, pro chancellor and chair of USP Council, the NSP has been in the making for more than a year and was developed in accordance with the new Strategic Plan Development Roadmap, which was approved by the USP Council meeting 18 months ago in May 2017.

Mr Thompson highlighted that the consultative draft developed and approved in the May council meeting this year has since gone through 18 stakeholder consultations in USP’s 12 member countries.

“Internally, the new Strategic Plan 2019-2024 was developed through an inclusive and consultative process through the formation of the new Strategic Plan Development Committee and the new Strategic Plan Secretariat which led and managed the processes in accordance with the Roadmap,” Mr Thompson said.

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