A LONG serving Solomon Islands lecturer at the University of the South Pacific (USP), Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji, has died over the weekend after a short illness.
A statement from the USP Human Resource Office revealed that Dr. Alfred Liligeto was a lecturer at the School of Education at the USP, Laucala campus.
He was called to rest after a short illness last Saturday.
It stated that late Dr. Liligeto was from the Solomon Islands but lived in Fiji for many years.
“He served the University for 30 years.
“He joined the university in March 1984 as a part –time tutor in Industrial Arts at the old School of Pure and Applied Sciences (SPAS).
“He became a Junior Lecturer in 1985 and was appointed Lecturer in Technology in 1987.
“He was part of the TVET team that joined the Faculty of Arts Law and Education in 2006 and was the Coordinator of the TVET team at the School of Education until his passing.
“Dr. Liligeto was a valuable member of the School of Education and many TVET teachers who had passed through the University will remember him well.
“The effect of his loss is being felt by his colleagues at the School of Education and others who had the privilege of working with him,” it stated.
“USP’s management and staff, convey their sincere condolences to Dr. Liligeto’ s family and deepest sympathies to Mrs. Raijieli Liligeto and their sons.
“Our prayers are with them during this difficult time,” the statement said.
It added that Dr. Liligeto will be remembered for his dedication and service to USP.
A memorial service had held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Tamavua.
His body will be repatriated back to the country for burial.
The late Alfred who was from the Western province was married to a Rotuman lady.
By STEPHEN DI’ISANGO