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Adi Nunia Graduates In China

Adi Nunia Talatoka Kautoga has etched her name as the first Fijian to graduate from the China Medical University in Shenyang early this week. She passed with flying colours under
11 Jul 2015 12:06
Adi Nunia Graduates In China
Adi Nunia Talatoka Kautoga (right), mum Loraini Bula and a friend with her honours during graduation in China on Tuesday. Photo: Loraini Bula

Adi Nunia Talatoka Kautoga has etched her name as the first Fijian to graduate from the China Medical University in Shenyang early this week.

She passed with flying colours under a six-year programme in Bachelor in Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery under a scholarship sponsored by the China Scholarship Council from 2009 – 2015.

Ms Kautoga, a former head girl of Kamil Muslim College, Ba, said it was a proud moment for her to achieve her goal.

“It has always been a dream to be of service to others and medicine has been God’s calling as a way to be of help to others,” Ms Kautoga said from China yesterday.

“Being in a country like China has truly been a challenge from the language to the food to the lifestyle. At times it got so hard and frustrating but I have never regretted the decision to take up medicine in China and I have been blessed with not only a degree but also the ability to speak and write Chinese.”

She dedicated her success first and foremost to God Almighty who has seen her through some of the toughest times away from home.

“Secondly to my mum (Loraini Bula) and dad (Noa Kautoga) who always stood by me and whose hard work and humble beginnings have taught me to be strong,” she said.

Her other achievements at high school include academic achievement in Biology and English, captain of the School IQ active Quiz team, 2005 deputy headgirl and Overall Outstanding Student Award recipient.

Her proud mum Loraini Bula Kautoga, who witnessed the grand occasion said, “I’m so proud of her achievement of being the first Fijian student graduating from China Medical University.

“These six years has been quite a journey not only for Nunia but for all of us as a family. Only God knew how hard it was for me as a mother to let her go alone to China but God had been faithful in keeping her safe.”

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