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New Head Girl Uses Struggles As Motivation

Originally from Valelawa in Dreketi, where electricity connection is limited, Zaiba would travel to Natua in Seaqaqa to stay with her oldest sister, Razia Bano, for her studies, especially since electricity was available there.
02 May 2022 15:51
New Head Girl Uses Struggles As Motivation
Ahmadiyya Muslim College Head girl Zaiba Bano along with her family chief quest and school principal on April-28-2022.

Nothing could deter Zaiba Bano from believing she could become a school prefect. Not even studying under generator lights during her primary and secondary education.

Zaiba’s sacrifices finally paid dividends when she was badged the Head girl of Ahmadiyya Muslim College in Voloca, Dreketi, last Thursday. The emotional 19-year-old said her family were proud of her achievement.

Originally from Valelawa in Dreketi, where electricity connection is limited, Zaiba would travel to Natua in Seaqaqa to stay with her oldest sister, Razia Bano, for her studies, especially since electricity was available there.

“Because I had to prepare for my Year 12 externals, my sister arranged for me to stay with her on weekends and other free days to study,” she said.

Her past leadership records speak volumes, as she was also the Deputy Head girl in Year 8 and then Junior Head girl in Year 11.

“I was always disciplined with my studies and the manner which I conducted myself was because my family believed that through discipline and hard work, dreams and academic ambitions could be achieved,” she said.

“I thank my teachers, especially the principal, vice-principal for showing trust in my abilities because I have to balance both my studies and prefect responsibility.”

Zaiba, who is an Arts student scored 281/400 in Year 12 and has set a target of achieving more than 300 marks in her Fiji Year 13 Certificate examination this year.

She then aims to pursue a career in accounting by enrolling in the Bachelor of Accounting course at the University of the South Pacific at Laucala in Suva.

He oldest sister, Razia Bano, who is employed as an executive business manager at Ram Jattan supermarket in Seaqaqa, said they always had high hopes for Zaiba.

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