PM’s Advice To Students: Choose Career You Like
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday advised students to a choose a career they like.
“If there is a lesson that I have learned in life, it is to choose something that you are passionate about,” he said.
He was speaking at the Fiji National University (FNU) 2017 Enrolment Drive Launch at Albert Park in Suva.
“Our National University has a great range of courses available to give you the skills you need to make your mark in Life,” the Prime Minister said.
Mr Bainimarama encouraged the students to use the event to explore all of the options open to them as FNU has a lot to offer.
“Don’t just do what your parents and friends tell you to do. Do what you think is right for yourself because there’s nothing worse than choosing a vocation that someone else prescribed for you,” he said.
“You have to want to do it. You have to embrace it and then work as hard as you can at that particular course to get the best possible marks and the best possible skills that you can accumulate.”
Mr Bainimarama added that he chose Navy because he was passionate about a life at sea in the defence of our nation.
“I knew what I wanted to do and I went ahead and did it, and I have never looked back,” he said.
“I never dreamt that I would be a politician or one day to be Prime Minister but that’s what happened. And I can tell you that there’s nothing better than a life of public service because you get the opportunity to change things and improve the lives of your fellow citizens.”
Mr Bainimarama said his proudest achievement was our education revolution.
“I know that with this great leap forward, we were able to do so much to provide opportunity for the young people of Fiji,” he said.
He said the introduction of free schooling at primary and secondary level opened up opportunity for young people and took away worries of parents and grandparents about how they would be able to fund their children’s education.
“The point is that you can only be successful in life if you are passionate about what you do and can have the necessary drive to achieve your ambitions and dreams. Then life has a habit of choosing things for you,” he said.
“So choose wisely as you move around the various stalls today, you will not only have satisfying careers but be contributing to our nation’s social and economic development.”
Edited by Naisa Koroi