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FNU Pays For Honest Driver’s Tuition

The saying ‘one good turn deserves another’ became a reality for 24-year-old bus driver Samuela Namasia after he was recognised for his honesty by the Fiji National University. On October
20 Aug 2022 12:19
FNU Pays For Honest Driver’s Tuition
Samuela Namasia is currently driving for Nasese Buses Co Ltd. Photo: Ronald Kumar

The saying ‘one good turn deserves another’ became a reality for 24-year-old bus driver Samuela Namasia after he was recognised for his honesty by the Fiji National University.

On October 13, 2021, Fiji Sun wrote an article titled “Honest Taxi Driver Returns Wallet Filled with Cash To Owner.”

This is a story of how Mr Namasia who was driving a taxi at the time found a wallet and did not give into temptation and gave the wallet containing $440 in cash to its rightful owner.

After Fiji Sun published the story, FNU contacted Mr Namasia to relay the good news to him.

He is a second year student pursuing his Bachelor of Education (Secondary) majoring in Mathematics and Physics at Natabua Campus.

“I was informed that I will not have to pay my fees for the next semester and school starts from Monday. This semester I was not going to attend school because I am not able to pay for my fees,” Mr Namasia said.

“I was going to work and save some money and then go back to school but God works in mysterious ways.

“I thank God because at times He tests us in every little thing we do. I did not know that after what I did, it would open doors for us.

“There is a saying ‘What goes around comes around’ and when you find something that does not belong to you, return it because you might not know what that person is going through.”

Mr Namasia thanked his parents for teaching him valuable morals that have benefited him.

He is from Naqarawai Village in Namosi with maternal links to Nanoko Village in Navatusila, Navosa.

“My parents taught me the importance of telling the truth and being honest. They always told me to tell the truth even if it means getting a beating because truth always sets a person free,” he said.

“When I told my parents, they cried because they know I am not studying this semester because no one was paying my fees. I told them that I would be driving and maybe next year I will then go back to study.

“I thank God for this opportunity because no one at home works and no one is there to pay my fees and rent. I also want to thank Fiji Sun for writing my story which prompted FNU to help me.”

“Become a better version of yourself and no matter what you go through never give up because there is always light at the end of the tunnel.”

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