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Father And Son Graduate With Pride

  A 14-year-old boy was the youngest recipient yesterday during the Fiji Technical College short course certificate presentation in Labasa. Josese Waqanivere, who received a certificate on Overhaul Starter Motors
15 Dec 2016 11:00
Father And Son Graduate With Pride
(From left) Iosefo Tunacika(father), Josese Waqavere, and Voki Rarawa (mother). Photo: JOSAIA RALAGO

 

A 14-year-old boy was the youngest recipient yesterday during the Fiji Technical College short course certificate presentation in Labasa.

Josese Waqanivere, who received a certificate on Overhaul Starter Motors from Light Vehicles, said the course had helped him develop his love to fix machinery.

But yesterday’s event seemed more like a family affair when Josese’s father, Iosefo Tunacika, was also a graduate.

Mr Tunacika received a certificate in painting and tiling. Young Josese said while he was still deciding which area he would pursue in the future, he was certain that it would be something in engineering.

Josese is a Year Seven student at Navoalevu Primary School in Nadogo where his mother, Voki Rarawa, works as a Police officer.

He had attended a one-week workshop at the Ratu Ilisanita Malodali Technical College.

Ms Rarawa said her son always had a knack to observe and fix machinery.

“This course has helped him understand more about this and it has helped him a lot in choosing his career path,” she said.

“We got to know about this course through his father who works at the school and when he told us, we sent two of our sons, Jacob Ledua (16) and Josese.”

Mr Tunacika, said he was grateful for the opportunity given to him to take up such a course.

“I left school at Form four and this would be my first tertiary qualification. This has encouraged us to further our education even at this age,” Mr Tunacika said.

“Most of us have always worked on labourer’s wage but with qualifications we can get a rise in our pay and be able to provide for our family better.

“I would like to thank the Government, principal for the Ratu Ilisanita Malodali Technical College in Nadogo and its teachers for giving me this opportunity.”

Edited by Naisa Koroi

Feedback:  josia.ralago@fijisun.com.fj


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