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Be Good Envoys, Students Urged

Graduates of the University of Fiji were yesterday encouraged to be good ambassadors by the President, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau. Held at the Lautoka Campus, Ratu Epeli said: “I implore you
11 Apr 2015 11:28
Be Good Envoys, Students Urged
President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau delivers his speech at the Graduation Ceremony at the University of Fiji in Lautoka. Photo: Sheetal Prasad

Graduates of the University of Fiji were yesterday encouraged to be good ambassadors by the President, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau.

Held at the Lautoka Campus, Ratu Epeli said: “I implore you to continue to invest in the education of your children as there will be great returns.

“I wish all the graduates every success as you commence or recommence your journey into the world of employment and self-employment. For an institution of higher learning to become successful it is crucial to have a wide-ranging network of support and goodwill.

“The university has a targeted annual growth of 30 per cent. This year the University has surpassed this annual target by an additional 25 per cent.”

About 250 students graduated from the various programmes.

This is the University of Fiji’s 11th year of existence and its 10th graduation ceremony.

The university’s Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor, Narendra Reddy, said the graduates journey  was long and demanding.

“It is the journey of application of what you have acquired during your study into your day-to-day living and more importantly at work environment,” he said.

“We would like you to be ambassadors of the University of Fiji in the communities where you live and work.

“The decision you make will reflect on the values you acquired during your studies at the University of Fiji.

“Over the past 10 years we have graduated more than 1300 students in a variety of programmes.

“This is not an ordinary achievement for a university with limited resources and charges modest and affordable fees.”

Prof. Reddy says that ‘a good tertiary education is a vehicle that empowers people, especially the younger generation, to take them from poverty to prosperity’.

“The university vision is simple quality education at affordable prices but our commitment is not simple,” he said.

Feedback: sheetal.prasad@fijisun.com.fj

 

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