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Rakoko Leaves Law Studies For Navy Career

Rakoko Leaves Law Studies For Navy Career
Ens. Kameli Rakoko with parents Aprnisa and Kinisena Kurisaqila after he was commissioned to Ens. by Republic of Fiji Military Forces Commander Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto during Fiji Navy 43rd anniversary parade at Stanley Brown Naval base on July 25, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar.
July 26
15:08 2018

Former University of the South Pacific (USP) law student Kameli Rakoko abandoned his law studies to join the Fijian Navy.

His father and former school teacher, Apenisa Kurisaqila, said his son left his law studies when he saw the Fiji Navy advertisement.

He said his son wanted to be a sailor and the former teacher supported it because that was his future.

Mr Kurisaqila said he was happy that his son achieved what he wanted and was commissioned to the rank of ensign yesterday by the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Commander, Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto.

Ensign Rakoko, who hails from Rukurukulevu, Nadroga, said the course was tough and challenging.

He said it was his determination and dedication that saw him get through and receive his commission.

His three other colleagues Meli Baivatu Rakurusasa of  Nasautoka, Wainibuka; Iliesa Namuira of Viseisei, Vuda and Waisea Votadroka of Burebasaga, Rewa, all agreed with Ensign Rakoko that the course was tough.

They said that the toughest lesson in the course was learning their roles when posted to their ships.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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