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Study Under Candle Light Wins It For Afroz

Ba Sanatan College Dux 2016, Afroz Ali, has defied the odds to be the best in school. Studying under the flickering of a single candle light and surrounded by damage
17 Nov 2016 12:45
Study Under Candle Light Wins It For Afroz

Ba Sanatan College Dux 2016, Afroz Ali, has defied the odds to be the best in school.

Studying under the flickering of a single candle light and surrounded by damage caused by Cyclone Winston,  motivated Afroz to achieve academic success.

He was oblivious to the devastation around him, his perseverance paid off when he was presented the Dux award in Ba yesterday.

His fisherman dad was over the moon knowing his son had come through some trying times to get where he was.

The final year graduate student said: “During Cyclone Winston I had a lot of difficulties during study weeks because there was no electricity for more than a month.

“I couldn’t study properly at night as I had only a candle to provide light so I had to wake up really early when the sun was just starting to rise because that was the only time I could study.

“I am so excited and have no words to describe about how I feel,” said the 18-year-old. It is a privilege to be the Dux of Sanatan.”

He attained other awards for last year and this year.

Afroz scored the highest marks last year in accounting; 93/100 and geography; 83/100 in the Fiji Year 12 Certficate Examination.

This year, he came first in his Year 13 B class annual examination, scoring the highest in mathematics; 91/100, Accounting; 90/100 and Economics; 85/100 and the highest level achiever for Year 13.

The fourth youngest of 7 siblings says the sacrifices of his parents were the key to his success.

“They have been very supportive. My parents manage the funds to cater for the needs of my other siblings and I know that they have worked extremely hard to overcome these difficulties,” he said.

The aspiring accountant attributed his success to his parents and plans to further his studies in accounting and economics at the University of the South Pacific.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

Feedback:  nicolette.chambers@fijisun.com.fj



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