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A Degree Of Delight

A Degree Of Delight
Sera Matawamosau with her family members (from left) Kitione Matawamosau, Jope Lamoni, Sailasa Tuilau and Iliana Biu following her Fiji National University College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences graduation on May 8, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar
May 09
11:05 2018

Sera Matawamosau, 42, was among 43 students who graduated from the Fiji National University College of Medicine, Nurs­ing and Health Sciences at the Novotel Suva Lami Bay Convention Centre yester­day.

Mrs Matawamosau went back to school after more than 10 years of working at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital.

She graduated with a Bach­elor’s degree in Medical Lab­oratory Science.

“I was a certificate holder and I decided to further my studies to achieve more than what I have done,” Mrs Mata­wamosau said.

“There were a lot of ups and downs, mountains to climb, a lot of valleys to go through and at last after so many years of struggles, I finally did it.

“I feel really good because I have finally reached my des­tination.”

Mrs Matawamosau was a full-time student and she stayed at the dormitory for four years.

“My family was in the vil­lage in Namosi while I was studying and this was very challenging,” she said.

“We met at least after every two weeks or one month.

“It is not easy to be a moth­er and a student at the same time.”

Her husband is a farmer and he looked after their three children while she went to school.

“I want to thank the Al­mighty God, for without Him I won’t be successful in everything that I have been endeavouring for ,” she said.

She acknowledged the sup­port from her family, espe­cially her husband and chil­dren.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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