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Iowane Intends To Fight Crime Here

  The rising crime rate in Fiji has prompted Iowane Noa Sakealevu to pursue a career in law enforcement and criminal justice system. The 18-year-old lad from Dreketi, Macuata, in
06 Dec 2018 10:00
Iowane Intends To  Fight Crime Here
Australia Awards recipients making the most of the Fiji Pre-Departure Briefing at the Australian High Commission in Suva, Fiji. Photo: Australian High Commission

 

The rising crime rate in Fiji has prompted Iowane Noa Sakealevu to pursue a career in law enforcement and criminal justice system.

The 18-year-old lad from Dreketi, Macuata, in Vanua Levu recently graduated from Marist Brothers High School.

Iowane was among 55 other students who gathered for a pre-departure briefing at the Australian High Commission in Tamavua, Suva, yesterday.

“I feel great and honoured to have received this scholarship,” said Iowane.

“I have been given a chance to pursue Bachelor Degree in Criminology in Criminal Justice at the University of New South Wales. In Fiji, there has been an increase in crimes especially rape and assault cases. As well as drug related cases.”

Through AAS, Iowane hopes to return with success and contribute effectively in the country’s law enforcement system.

“I had not even expected to receive this scholarship, but I applied anyway,” he said.

“My parents are so proud of me. The sacrifices they made for me have been rewarded.  I am so thankful to my family who provided finances to pay for my airfare to come to Suva and attend this briefing.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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