The Fijian Elections Office [FEO] appreciates the Fiji National University’s [FNU] recognition for conducting a successful election for the FNU Students Association [FNUSA] held last month.

FNU Chancellor, Mr Iqbal Jannif, presents the token of appreciation to FEO’s Returning Officer for the FNUSA Election, Mr Mesake Dawai.

The FNU Acting Vice Chancellor, Dr Eci Nabalarua, said the University carried out this election in partnership with FEO to conduct a transparent poll to elect the inaugural FNU student body.The token of appreciation was presented to the FEO’s Returning Officer, Mr Mesake Dawai, during the FNUSA Inauguration at the Novotel Convention Centre in Lami on Saturday, 26 November 2016.

“The Fiji National University acknowledges the contribution of the Fijian Elections Office in facilitating the campus election and is grateful for a smooth and transparent election process,” said Dr Nabalarua.

The FNUSA election marked the formalization of months of preparatory work by the student steering committee and laying the foundation for the formation of the first ever Student Union within the University.

FEO’s Returning Officer for the FNUSA Election, Mr Mesake Dawai, with the token of appreciation from FNU.

Supervisor of Elections, Mr Mohammed Saneem, commends Mr Dawai for his efficiency in handling the FNUSA Election.

Mr Saneem would also like to convey his appreciation to the FNU and the FNUSA for inviting FEO to conduct elections for the various positions.

“The FEO is a strong advocate in the electoral development of young Fijians with youths being one of our most important stakeholders. The FNUSA Election provided us with an opportunity to promote understanding and participation of the best electoral practices amongst our young leaders,” said Mr Saneem.