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Veibataki’s Struggle Pays

Three years of struggle especially in terms of securing funds to pay for his Bachelor of Agriculture studies from The University of the South Pacific has finally paid off. Joseva
23 Sep 2017 11:00
Veibataki’s Struggle Pays

Three years of struggle especially in terms of securing funds to pay for his Bachelor of Agriculture studies from The University of the South Pacific has finally paid off.

Joseva Nagonevou Veibataki, the eldest of six siblings, was among 1184 new graduates who graduated from USP the Vodafone Arena in Suva yesterday.

The 24-year-old was studying at the university’s Apia Campus in Samoa.

“I had faced a lot of financial problems while studying in Samoa and amongst them was the difficulty faced to pay for the tertiary fees,” the proud Ratu Kadavulevu School old boy said.

“My parents and family had supported me a lot during the hard times and I thank them for their love and support.

“It is only because of them I am here today holding a degree in my hand. It was not easy for me to keep myself motivated during the hard times.”

His mother, Amelia Veibataki, 48, said she was proud of her son’s achievement because it showed how much he had gone through the three years of life and came out strong.

“I could not be any more proud and happy than I am today. Seeing my son in tears and at times almost giving up on his education was not easy for me.

“We did our best to keep him happy although we were in Fiji and he was studying in Samoa,” Ms Veibataki said.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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