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Michael Has No Regrets Joining College

Mishal Janita Michael says she has no regrets joining the Corpus Christi College. Being the only Indo-Fijian graduate from the institute, Ms Michael was equally proud to stand next to
18 Nov 2016 11:00
Michael Has No Regrets Joining College
Corpus Christi teachers college during their graduation.

Mishal Janita Michael says she has no regrets joining the Corpus Christi College.

Being the only Indo-Fijian graduate from the institute, Ms Michael was equally proud to stand next to 31 other trainee teachers with pride knowing that they done the hard yards to achieve their dreams.

“It was so nice being with my fellow sisters and this is the best thing that has happened to me,” she said after graduation on Wednesday.

“At first it was hard for me to adjust but later it was ok. And I really enjoyed being with them. They always treat me like their younger sister.”

Ms Michael is from Labasa and she wanted to join the College to take up the challenges of being a teacher, and also to build her faith.

“My three years wasn’t easy, especially staying away from my family. I’m from a single parent family, my dad passed away when I was really young but I’m thankful for the support I was getting from my family. I never regretted joining Corpus Christi Teachers College and I’m thankful,” she said.

Another graduate, Selina Nawaqanibau, of Delailasakau said: “It has been a challenging, enjoyable and rewarding experience for me.

“I did not want to be a teacher in the first place, but my parents persuaded me to join the teachers college and I have no regrets at all.”

Eneriko Sawesawe from Macuata, Vanua Levu, said the graduation on Wednesday was a special day in his life.

“I sacrificed a lot and I’ve been so dedicated and I thank the Lord for making this day a successful one. Leaving home and coming here to study wasn’t easy but I’m thankful I made it.

Ms Michael, Ms Nawaqanibau and Mr Sawesawe are just three of the new graduate teachers who will be posted to their respective schools next year.

Chief guest and Minister for Education, Mahendra Reddy, said teachers were important people who makes a big difference in the lives of the children, and their roles were critical.

He said: “They are the custodians of the future of our children, the nurture of future Fiji depends on what our teacher do towards moulding Fiji’s generation of children.”



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