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Gold Medalist Raj Grateful To FNU

Fiji National University (FNU) gold medalist Bryce Rajat Raj expressed grati­tude to the university for provid­ing him with the opportunity to explore and excel in his field of interest.
01 Oct 2022 17:00
Gold Medalist Raj Grateful To FNU
Fiji National University (FNU) gold medalist Bryce Rajat Raj following his Fiji National University graduation ceremony on September 30, 2022

Fiji National University (FNU) gold medalist Bryce Rajat Raj expressed grati­tude to the university for provid­ing him with the opportunity to explore and excel in his field of interest.

The 34-year-old was among 541 students who graduated from the College of Engineering, Science and Technology (CEST) and the Fiji Maritime Academy (FMA) during the university’s second graduation ceremony in Suva on Friday.

Originally from Labasa, Raj was one of three gold medalists and was honoured with a gold medal in Automotive Engineering for Heavy Vehicle from CEST.

“I would like to thank FNU be­cause when I decided to study, they allowed me to, and I am grateful because I felt that my age would mean I did not qualify. I was an ac­counting and economics student in secondary school and then I later became interested in auto­mobiles,” Raj said.

“Despite my background in ac­counting and economics, I am still able to pursue studies aligned to my passion all the way through to a Level Four Certificate in Auto­motive Engineering (Heavy Com­mercial Vehicle).”

FNU Chancellor, Ms Tessa Price added that graduation was one of the most anticipated events of the year for any learning institution.

“After two years of cancelled cer­emonies due to COVID-19 restric­tions, our graduation ceremonies today and tomorrow are a wel­comed return to a sense of nor­malcy and community.”

Ms Price further added that edu­cation was critical to economic de­velopment and can transform the lives and livelihoods of our Pacific communities.

“As the national institution, FNU must play a key role in be­ing the catalyst for change, and with the continued support of the Fijian Government and the FNU Council, we will continue to help improve living conditions, assist many to achieve their academic aspirations, and take tertiary edu­cation in the country to greater heights,” she said.

A total of 1734 students will grad­uate from FNU during its Septem­ber graduation ceremonies.

Source: Fiji National University



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