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Be Ethical, Fiji Edutcation Minister To Graduates

Speaking at the first of the four FNU 2019 May graduation ceremonies, Chief guest and Minister of Education, Heritage and Arts, Rosy Akbar emphasised the need to build internal resilience.
02 May 2019 12:32
Be Ethical, Fiji Edutcation Minister To Graduates
Graduates pose for a picture after the Fiji National University graduation ceremony on May 1, 2019. Photo: Fiji National University

Graduates from the Fiji National University’s (FNU) College of Humanities and Education (CHE) were urged to always follow ethical practices and strive to be an inspiration to their colleagues at their workplaces.

Speaking at the first of the four FNU 2019 May graduation ceremonies, Chief guest and Minister of Education, Heritage and Arts, Rosy Akbar emphasised the need to build internal resilience.
Message to graduates

“The sacrifices that you have made while trying to complete your studies have been rewarded by your achievement today,” she said.

“We will fail at times, sometimes we fail more than once. This will be painful, discouraging and at times it will test you to the very core, but if you really want to change the world then do not be afraid of such struggles, don’t be afraid of challenges you come across. If you want to change the world sometimes you have to slide down and eventually you emerge as winners.”

418 students graduated with certificates, diplomas and degrees in programmes such as primary and secondary education, sports science, child care, hairdressing and beauty therapy, screen printing and signage, graphic design, and ageing and community support care.

Chief Guest, Minister for Education Rosy Akbar presents a certificate to a FNU College of Humanities and Education graduate on May 1, 2019. Photo: Fiji National University

Chief Guest, Minister for Education Rosy Akbar presents a certificate to a FNU College of Humanities and Education graduate on May 1, 2019. Photo: Fiji National University

Investment in education

Ms Akbar said over the past decade, consistent and targeted investment in the education of students has led to the achievement of an unprecedented number of children having access to secondary, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and tertiary education.

She said the Government understood the importance of equitable access to high quality education for every Fijian and would continue to put in place measures to ensure no Fijian was deprived of the right to education.

Speaking on the recent FNU Council appointments, Ms Akbar said the ministry looked forward to working with the council to enhance FNU’s reputation with international accreditations and encourage more research work.
Transforming FNU into a premier university

Newly-appointed Chancellor of FNU Dr Rajesh Chandra acknowledged the ministry’s confidence in his ability to lead the FNU Council and ensure that there was direction and monitoring and evaluation by the council of the university’s work, and the council facilitated the work of the Vice Chancellor and his management in a joint commitment to transform FNU into a premier university.

Dr Chandra encouraged all graduates to work hard and never put out the flames of dreams and aspirations they have.

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