Caption:Fiji National University graduands after the graduation ceremony at the Girmit Centre in Lautoka on Friday, January 9. Photo: ANUSHIL KUMAR.
By SALOTE QALUBAU
A total of about 700 graduands from the Fiji National University gathered at the Girmit Centre Lautoka on Friday, January 9 to celebrate their hard earned achievements.
Minister for Education Heritage and Arts Honourable Dr. Mahendra Reddy was the Chief Guest at the auspicious occasion.
“You will be put in very challenging positions where you will be required to make decisions that personally you will want to make and it will be very difficult for you to make decisions at a personal level and that is the real test of a leader, how you look at the bolder picture, how you put your personally interests and emotions outside the decision making process,” said Dr Reddy.
Graduands were reminded of their crucial role which will be to educate and inspire as well as to mould and develop close to 200,000 students each year through their noble professions.
University acting vice-chancellor Professor Ian Rouse inspired the graduands with his motivational words during the ceremony.
“It’s the inspiration which is so important because if you can encourage your students to love to learn and they carry that passion from primary school, through secondary and University into working life then Fiji will continue to be a leader in the pacific,” he said.
Professor Rouse thanked the students for making the Fiji National University as their ideal institution to be educated in and further urged them to utilise education as a vital tool in making a difference in the society as a whole.