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Dux Wants Spiritual, Medical Career

Umme Hakim, Dux of Labasa Muslim Primary School, aims to have two professions in life, to be an Islamic teacher and a doctor. During the school’s prizegiving ceremony in Labasa
24 Nov 2018 13:56
Dux Wants Spiritual, Medical Career
Labasa Muslim Primary School dux Umme Hakim (third from the left) standing beside her father, Abdul Hakim, siblings Ruqayyah Hakim, Faatimah Hakim, Abdullah Hakim and teacher Zahid Ali (left) during the annual prizegiving ceremony in Labasa on November 22, 2018. Photo: Shratika Naidu

Umme Hakim, Dux of Labasa Muslim Primary School, aims to have two professions in life, to be an Islamic teacher and a doctor.

During the school’s prizegiving ceremony in Labasa on Thursday, the Year Eight student of Namara, Laba­sa, said this challenge would not be hard for her.

“First I will go to Islamic Institute at Koronivia to do Bachelors in Islamic Education and then serve my peo­ple in Labasa,” Umme said.

“Then I will save money to pursue a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) to become a doctor to serve my country.

“I like to dream big and this will be only possible through grace of God and my father’s support,” said the 13-year-old.

Her father, Abdul Hakim, operates his own business by the name Abbhas Engineering Limited in Labasa and said he was very proud of Umme.

“She is the youngest of four in the family and I have brought her up very gracefully and in a humble man­ner,” Mr Hakim said.

“I am aware of her bigger plans.

“As a father I will try my best to help her as she placed her spiritual life first to serve God and then serve peo­ple, which made me happy.”

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

Feedback: shratikan@fijisun.com.fj



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