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Top Achievers Credit God, Family

The two top achievers at the Pacific Theological College (PTC) graduation have credited their success to their families. Doctor of Philosophy graduate Edward Kolohai of the Anglican Church of Melanesia
15 Nov 2014 08:08
Top Achievers Credit God, Family
Doctor of Philosophy graduate Edward Kolokai (left) with his wife after the graduation at the Pacific Theological College in Nasese, Suva, on Thursday. Photo: Aqela Susu

The two top achievers at the Pacific Theological College (PTC) graduation have credited their success to their families.

Doctor of Philosophy graduate Edward Kolohai of the Anglican Church of Melanesia and the Prize for Overall Academic Excellence recipient, Hector Pouono of the Congregational Christian Church in Samoa, were among more than 20 students who graduated from the PTC in Suva on Thursday night.

Dr Kolohai said his success was made possible through the support of his family and church members.

“It was not an easy task for me given my background; I have only reached level A which is really a challenge for me.  So my word to people who want to move further in academia, is that nothing is impossible,” Dr Kolohai said.

He encouraged people aspiring for further their studies never to give up.

“For me God is a way forward; God’s grace is the success that has brought me through all this,” he said.

Meanwhile Mr Pouono graduated with a Master of Theology with Distinction in Church History alongside his wife, Herem Pouono, who graduated with a Bachelor of Divinity.

Mr Pouono said it was not easy studying alongside his wife however, he said their sacrifices had paid off.

“There have been a lot of sacrifices not only for myself but also for my family, my wife and my son. Studying together wasn’t easy but with the grace of God everything was possible and we were able to succeed,” Mr Pouono said.

He commended the way of life of the Fijians and said he would certainly go and practise their hospitality to the people he would encounter in his ministry.

aqela.susu@fijisun.com.fj

 




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