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Motootua, Apia, Samoa

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Vaisualua Posese Okesene


To commit to learning and putting to practice strategies to make improvement on myself, my home, my workplace, organization, country and the region.


1999 – 2007(to date)    Samoa Polytechnic, NUS IoT       Samoa

Senior lecturer Computing

§ Supervise computing staff – meetings, follow up tasks and conduct appraisal reports.

§ Manage department’s budget

§ Manage computer labs – lab timetables, house keeping, request for services

§ Monitor and upgrade the Cert. Computer Operating program;

                                  -  screening and enrollment of applicants

- results documentation and presentation

- curriculum review, development and documentation

§ Facilitate in delivering computing courses for both full time programs and short courses.

§ Develop course manuals and descriptors for computing courses in both full time programs and short courses.

§ Give training and assist staff on computer applications and skills through CAT and when needed.

§ Develop and help moderate computing exam papers.

§ Coordinate short courses – hire part time tutors, document and present results.

§ Actively involve in School meetings and Industry Advisory Panel meetings.

1998 Samoa Polytechnic Samoa

Lecturer Gr 1 Computing

§ Teach computing courses for both full time and short courses.

§ Develop computing exam papers

§ Assist senior lecturer.

1991–1994 Public Service Commission Samoa


§ Analyse manual system of record keeping.

§ Revise and upgrade computerized database system for PSC records

§ Transfer from manual system of record keeping to computerized system

§ Create and print Classification list of all PSC employees.

§ Conduct training for staff on database application.

§ Supervise data entry operators


·         MS Office XP and 2003, Windows XP, Adobe Pagemaker 7, Publisher, Photoshop 7.2, HTML

· Development of customized Database application – MS Access and Dbase iv.

· Computer Networking and Inter-networking concepts and applications through Cisco training.

· MS Windows Networking essentials and MS Windows Server 2000.


·         Installing basic hardware – floppy disk drive, CD-Rom, RAM chips, hard disk, data projector, printer

· Installing software from CD-ROM and server

· Creating and monitoring user accounts on server.

· Maintaining computer – disk cleanup, de-fragmentation, running antivirus, checking and fixing errors, scheduling tasks

· Cleaning computer hardware – spray inside system and clean keyboards

· Troubleshooting the network connectivity

· Making Power point presentation

· Using Internet for information searching

· Teaching skills for normal and special-need students


Secondary : Samoa College

1982 - 1986

§ School Cert and University Entrance cert.


1988 – 1991 University South Australia Australia

§ B.A., Communication Studies, July 1991

1995 USP Fiji

· Dipl. Computing (partly completed)

1999 – 2000 Samoa Polytechnic(assoc. Christchurch Poly) Samoa

§ CAT (Certificate Adult Teaching)

Other training


· Adv. Cert. Counselling skills Samoa Polytechnic (&AusAid) Samoa


· Cert. of Achievement for

MS Windows 2000 Network & Operating Essentials CSL (MS Cert Ed Center) Samoa


· Cisco instructor training (sem 1 - 4 old vers.)


· Cisco instructor training (sem 1 & 2 new vers) NUS Cisco Academy Samoa

2006 Regional Conference (PacInet2006) Samoa

2005 SamoaIT conference Samoa

2005 SQL Training Samoa


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