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Tuivakali Ready to Serve Students

Peceli Tuivakali knew it was his calling when he realised in primary school that he wanted to be a school teacher. But he never dreamt of losing his father and
23 Nov 2018 11:00
Tuivakali Ready to Serve Students
From left: Grandfather Peceli Tuivakali (Senior), graduate Peceli Tuivakali and uncle Romanu Tikotikoca at the Corpus Christi Teachers College graduation at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Suva in November 22, 2018. Photo: Sheenam Chandra

Peceli Tuivakali knew it was his calling when he realised in primary school that he wanted to be a school teacher.

But he never dreamt of losing his father and grandfather so ear­ly while pursuing his childhood dream.

Yet this experience made him stronger and more determined to work harder in school.

Originally from Navitilevu, Nala­wa in Ra, the 22-year-old was emo­tional and elated.

He was one of the 26 graduates from Corpus Christi Teachers Col­lege at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Suva yesterday.

“I am very happy knowing this ed­ucational trip has come to an end,” said Mr Tuivakali.

“Ever since primary school, it was my dream to become a teacher and I term this as a calling. Today I have fulfilled my dream,” he said.

He explained that his biggest chal­lenge in the past three years was when he lost his grandfather, later losing his father this year.

“This motivated me somehow that I should achieve something to make them proud,” Mr Tuivakali said.

He is proud that he has done his family proud and that he would be able to provide for them better.

“This will be a new life for my family and I have to fulfil their dreams too.”

He is looking forward to a new posting and teaching in the coming year.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

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