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TELS Helps Salaseini To Achieve Dream

  Salaseini Ratuvuku is thankful that the Tertiary Education Loans Scheme (TELS) helped her complete her law education. Ms Ratuvuku was at the admission cer­emony for newly-admitted lawyers at the
18 Jan 2019 10:00
TELS Helps Salaseini To Achieve Dream
From left: Aunt Kelerayani Nasila, Salaseini Ratuvuku with mother Luisa Ratuvuku at the Admission Ceremony for newly admitted Legal Practitioners at the Suva High Court on January 17, 2019. Photo: Sheenam Chandra

 

Salaseini Ratuvuku is thankful that the Tertiary Education Loans Scheme (TELS) helped her complete her law education.

Ms Ratuvuku was at the admission cer­emony for newly-admitted lawyers at the High Court in Suva yesterday.

“I first started studying Law at the Univer­sity of the South Pacific and transferred to Fiji National University,” she said.

“It took me six years to complete the Bach­elor of Law and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP) and I graduated last year in May.

“My mother partly paid my fees and when TELS was introduced, I took up that oppor­tunity.”

The 26-year-old is a Legal Assistant at Tel­ecom Fiji Limited. She is originally from Nakasa in Cakaudrove.

It was Ms Ratuvuku’s late father who in­spired her to become a lawyer.

“When I was just three years old, my fa­ther told me to become a lawyer. After he passed away, I kept his promise,” she said.

“I feel like now I have fulfilled his dreams.”

Ms Ratuvuku’s message was to work hard.

“To be successful you need to work hard and have goals in life and keep working to­wards your goals.”

Her mother, Luisa Ratuvuku, said her daughter had faced a lot of challenges.

“My daughter gets distracted very easily, hence it is my job to look after her and keep her on the right track,” she said.

“I am so glad she kept her father’s promise and sometimes it is best that a father’s ad­vice is taken.”

Edited By Epineri Vula

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