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Study in Fiji Best Decision: Kashari

“Studying in Fiji has been a good exposure for me because our lectures were well delivered and were easy to understand,” Mr Bimbo said.
23 Jan 2021 16:43
Study in Fiji Best Decision: Kashari
Lisa-Thea Kashari (front second from left) with fellow students from Papua New Guinea who graduated from a Certificate of Competency (COC) Class 3, on January 22, 2021. Photo: Wati Talebula-Nuku

Lisa-Thea Kashari said com­ing to Fiji and studying at the Fiji National Univer­sity’s Maritime Academy was the best decision she ever made.

The 26-year-old is the only fe­male among 21 students from Papua New Guinea who gradu­ated from a Certificate of Compe­tency (COC) Class 3.

“The course was for one year and I have learned a lot. Now it is time for me to go back home and apply what I have learned from the course I did,” Ms Kashari said.

“To be far from home was hard and COVID-19 made it harder. I am glad that it is finally done.

“COVID-19 has been challenging especially mentally because we could not even visit home during the break.

“The only thing that is left for us is to do our oral test and then catch the next flight home.”

While being away from family, given the COVID-19 pandemic, Edmond Bimbo, a marine engi­neering student said he would come back and study in Fiji if given another opportunity.

“Studying in Fiji has been a good exposure for me because our lectures were well delivered and were easy to understand,” Mr Bimbo said.

“I attended the PNG Maritime College as an engineer cadet be­fore I was given the opportunity to study in Fiji.

“I currently work for Consort Shipping Limited and will join them again when I go back home.

“Hopefully I will be able to come again to study in the near future.”

The students were jointly spon­sored by Consort Shipping and Pacific Towing Limited.

Six of them are employed by Pacific Towing Marine Services and 15 are with Consort Shipping Limited in PNG.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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