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Graduate Credits Parents’ Support, Sacrifice As Key To His Success

“Look at other opportunities. There are other doors, you can go in and studies won’t take you everywhere, but other opportunities like talents and skills you have can pursue other fields,”
14 Feb 2021 15:17
Graduate Credits Parents’ Support, Sacrifice As Key To His Success
Senitki Biuwai Junior flanked by his parents Marica Bruce Biuwai and Seinitiki Biuwai Senior at the Fiji National University Lautoka Campus on February 12, 2021. Photo: Salote Qalubau

Seinitki Biuwai Junior said graduating with a Bachelor of Education Secondary in English and Geography on Friday was only possible through his parents support, sacrifice and prayers.

The Namuamua, Naitasiri native  with maternal links to Nacula, Yasawa was one of the many travelling to the Fiji National University (FNU) Lautoka Campus to collect their various degrees.

“I’d like to dedicate my achievement to my parents because they supported me and their words of encouragement made me who I am now,” he said.

“Pursuing teaching was not my career path, but the thing that motivated me to enter my teaching career was my high school teacher taking these subjects of English and Geography.”

He said financial constraints did not deter him from his studies.

He urged students to explore other avenues of study to tap into their potential.

“Look at other opportunities. There are other doors, you can go in and studies won’t take you everywhere, but other opportunities like talents and skills you have can pursue other fields,” he said.

He plans to gain teaching experience before pursuing his post graduate diploma.

His mother Marica Bruce Biuwai was proud with her son’s achievement.

“Because the life we faced was really hard, but we as parents have been praying that our children get a good education. My husband works for Guard Force, but we both worked hard till I managed to open my canteen with the assistance of FDB (Fiji Development Bank) and that helped a lot,” she said.

“We only had to worry before about his bus fare to school, when I filled his lunch I’d just say its okay I’ll just eat Bila. It was hard.

“We are so happy today that he graduated and we are grateful to FNU and also to God because if it wasn’t for him, life at home would have been hard. I want to encourage struggling parents to tell their children to work hard because one day they will also graduate.”

Feedback:  salote.qalubau@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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