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By SALOTE QALUBAU
President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau was chief guest at the University of Fiji?s 2014 graduation ceremony with a total of 250 students graduating in various fields with degrees, diplomas and certificates at the Saweni Campus on Friday, April 11.
While addressing the graduands, Ratu Epeli who is also the chancellor of the university commended the Arya Pratinidhi Sabha of Fiji for establishing such a fine institution which has contributed to the academic development of thousands of students so far.
Sharing similar sentiments, pro-chancellor Anil Tikaram said the university has come a long way from its humble beginning in 2005.
?I?m actually thrilled that the graduation ceremony went so beautifully and it?s great to see so many parents here supporting their children,? Mr Tikaram said.
?This university was established by the Arya Pratinidhi Sabha of Fiji in 2005 and the number of students graduating each year is also increasing,? he added.
Vice-chancellor Professor Richard Kevin Coll highlighted during his address that the graduands were merely passing on the baton of the university?s reputation and must continue to uphold the bench mark set by past graduates.
Law student Lillian Mausio who graduated with a bachelor of law degree attributed her achievements to the conducive environment of the university backed up with the friendliness and warmth of the lecturers.
?I feel stoked because it?s a very huge achievement reaching this milestone. There have been doubts along the way as studying law is not an easy thing to do but my parents have always been there for me? and I have really supportive lecturers,? said Lillian Mausio.