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Loata Eyes Foundation Studies For Scholarship

Adi Cakobau School’s Best Year 12 student, Loata Sokoilagi, hopes to join the University of the South Pacific’s Foundation programme to obtain a TOPPERS scholarship. Loata was among the many
27 Nov 2014 12:58
Loata Eyes Foundation Studies For Scholarship
Loata Sokoilagi. Photo: Jona Konataci

Adi Cakobau School’s Best Year 12 student, Loata Sokoilagi, hopes to join the University of the South Pacific’s Foundation programme to obtain a TOPPERS scholarship.

Loata was among the many ACS students who were acknowledged for their academic achievements for the year.
She was awarded the Accounting and Economics subject prize and first place prize.

Although she was overwhelmed with what she achieved this year, Loata said she felt she had more chances of obtaining a scholarship if she joined university.

“There are only 20 scholarships given for commerce in the TOPPERS scheme and I feel I have more chances of getting one if I go to university and complete the Foundation programme.

“Apart from that, I am so happy with what I have achieved today because I have been studying hard and was thinking hard about what my parents had done and sacrificed for. So I thought this would be a good way in which I could repay them and it’s happened.”

She attributed her success to her late namesake who died in 2012 and her parents. She wants to be a chartered accountant.

Meanwhile, chief guest and USP’s Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Law, Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, reminded the students about the different facets and influences university life had on the lives of students.

“Be warned that so many first years who come to the university have so much time on their hands that they don’t know what to do with it,” Dr Kedrayate said.

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