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Koroi Sets Goal To Become An Engineer

Usaia Koroi had set his goal of becoming an engineer and yes­terday he could not have been happier as he took the first step towards achiev­ing his tertiary qualifica­tion. The
30 Jan 2019 11:00
Koroi Sets Goal To Become An Engineer
Usaia Koroi (left), with fellow first year student Josaia Sovalevu at the USP Laucala Campus on January 28, 2019. Photo: Neelam Prasad

Usaia Koroi had set his goal of becoming an engineer and yes­terday he could not have been happier as he took the first step towards achiev­ing his tertiary qualifica­tion.

The 21-year-old was among the hundreds of first year students attending the Uni­versity of the South Pacific (USP) orientation at the Laucala Campus on Mon­day.

Originally from Namu­lomulo Vugalei, Tailevu, he is pursuing a Bachelor in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

The former Vunimono High School student had to work his way through high school often taking part time jobs to cater for his school needs.

“I sometimes took on jobs at the supermarkets and would collect money to buy my school bag, stationery and uniform and shoes,” Mr Koroi said.

“We are five siblings and my father is a farmer, but despite the ordeal he has al­ways supported us so I tried my best to be of help in whichever way possible.”

He will be pursuing the four-year degree pro­gramme under the Tertiary Education Loan Scheme (TELS).

“TELS has really made this possible for me,” Mr Koroi said.

“My two older siblings have also studied at USP and now that they are work­ing they are supporting me as well so things are finally working out for us.

“All I want now is to be­come an engineer so that I can give my parents a good life because I would not have been here without their sacrifices and hard work.”

The USP Laucala Campus orientations ends tomorrow.

Edited by Percy Kean

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