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‘Be The Judge Not The Lawyer’

  Be the judge not the lawyer says newly badged headboy of Jai Narayan College, Ratu Manoa Rokotavaga. Judges are neutral but lawyers take sides, he says. The Year 13
03 Feb 2017 11:00
‘Be The Judge  Not The Lawyer’
Jai Narayan College senior prefect taking oath following their prefect Investiture ceremony yesterday.Photo: Ronald Kumar.

 

Be the judge not the lawyer says newly badged headboy of Jai Narayan College, Ratu Manoa Rokotavaga.

Judges are neutral but lawyers take sides, he says.

The Year 13 student, 18-year-old of Vunisinu Village in Dreketi, Rewa, said his advice to his fellow prefects of 2017 is that the badge on the uniform should not be seen as something that gives power but rather one of responsibility.

Ratu Manoa was badged as the headboy of the school among 100 other prefects and form captains during the badging ceremony at the school in Suva yesterday.

“It should not make them prideful but rather humble as the journey ahead is not an easy one.

“The badge will need a collective effort with help and co-operation from the students and teachers to balance the responsibilities I have.

“It will not be an easy task to complete being the senior and with the external exams also but I believe in God and I know he will be there to provide his support and blessings to me to maintain everything at once so nothing goes out of proportion,” Ratu Manoa said.

He said the best way to balance everything together was not letting personal life interfere in academic works.

“I like to keep my personal and academic life separate and that the key to maintaining everything if you really want to achieve in life.

“I expect the same from my other juniors to be neutral on all cases whether it’s their friends or classmates.

“We have to put the responsibility of the badge before our personal relationships with other schoolmates,” Ratu Manoa said.

Edited by Maraia Vula

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