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Vice Chancellor’s Award Surprises Ratu Levani

Seven students were awarded the Fiji National University of Fiji’s Vice Chancellor Scholarship yesterday. A total of 25 scholarships had been allocated for this year while 18 have not been
23 Feb 2017 11:00
Vice Chancellor’s Award  Surprises Ratu Levani
Fiji National University Vice Chancellor’s scholarship recipients, (from left) Josefa Lagicere, Shival Shandil, Abdul Zaheem Ali, FNU Vice Chancellor Nigel Healey, Luse Talei Veiogo, Mohammad Zohal Khan and Ratu Levani Taliveikata at Nasinu campus yesterday. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Seven students were awarded the Fiji National University of Fiji’s Vice Chancellor Scholarship yesterday.

A total of 25 scholarships had been allocated for this year while 18 have not been awarded yet.

For Ratu Levani Takiveikata of Suva, receiving the award came as a surprise as he knew there were many applications that the university had received.

Mr Takiveikata is pursuing a Bachelor of Oral Health and the scholarship award will lessen the burden on his family financially.

“I’m very proud of him and now he doesn’t have to rely on us for his school needs, “said proud mum Sereima Takiveikata.

He aspires to become a dentist and will do his best in his studies.

For the only female recipient, Luse Veiogo it was a proud moment and she thanked the sponsors for selecting her.

Ms Veiogo is pursuing a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).

“I’m very happy that she has been given this award and this will help her tremendously with her school needs,” said proud mum, Amelia Tunidau.

FNU Vice-chancellor, Professor Nigel Healey in addressing the recipients told the students they were now ambassadors for the award.

Mr Healey said the criteria for the scholarship were to select students who were not only outstanding but who were passionate about the topics they were studying.

“This programme is really about recognising and nurturing tomorrow’s leaders,” he said.

He said what the university requested from the recipients was to be role models and to do well in their studies for the continuation of the scholarship.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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