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Be A Better Version Of Yourself: Dr Waqainabete To Graduates

Use the platform that you have today to become a better ver­sion of yourself. You never know what you are capable of un­less you continue to learn and put into
04 May 2019 16:49
Be A Better Version Of Yourself: Dr Waqainabete To Graduates
Fiji National University graduates at the graduation ceremony on May 2, 2019. Photo: Fiji National University

Use the platform that you have today to become a better ver­sion of yourself. You never know what you are capable of un­less you continue to learn and put into practice the skills attained to develop further.

These were the words of advice shared by the Chief Guest and Min­ister for Health and Medical Ser­vices Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete at the Fiji National University’s (FNU) final graduation ceremony for May 2019.

“Never stop being a life-long learner. This is not the end of your learning – this is the beginning,” Dr Waqainibete said.

The surgeon by profession said during his recent trip to medical centres around Fiji, he came across employees who displayed a lot of hu­mility, compassion and passion for the job.

He urged the new graduates to serve with the same level of commit­ment as they entered the workforce.

“This week I was in Naitasiri visit­ing our nursing stations and health centres which are not manned by ro­bots or machines – they are manned by people just like you and people who are graduates of this Univer­sity,” he said.

“With compassion they are able to serve their fellow Fijians.”

Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete.   Photo: Fiji National University

Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete.
Photo: Fiji National University

Dr Waqainabete, an alumnus of FNU, also encouraged graduates to always support those who assisted them in their life journey.

“As you leave this place, it is your duty to care for them, be there for them in every circumstance because they were there for you – even in the most difficult moments they stood by you.”

106 students graduated from the College of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (CAFF), 71 from the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (CMNHS) and 98 graduated from the National Train­ing and Productivity Centre (NTPC).

A total of 1,396 students graduated from FNU in a series of graduation ceremonies this week.

Source: Fiji National University

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