Be worthy example

Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Lands and Mineral Resources Faiyaz Koya with Ratu Tevita Rarokolutu (graduate) and Ratu Inoke Tuivaumia (left) Kaminieli Rokobulou (right) at the celebration last night. Picture: SUPPLIED

Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Lands and Mineral Resources Faiyaz Koya with Ratu Tevita Rarokolutu (graduate) and Ratu Inoke Tuivaumia (left) Kaminieli Rokobulou (right) at the celebration last night. Picture: SUPPLIED

Update: 5:08PM PARENTS have been urged to continue to support their children’s education and be worthy role models.

Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Lands and Mineral Resources Faiyaz Koya stressed this while officiating at the Ratu Tevita Rarokolutu’s Double Gold Graduation Ceremony at Albert Park Pavilion last night.

The 25-year-old from Nabena, Matailobau in Naitasiri received two gold medals while graduating with a Bachelor of Arts and Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of the South Pacific yesterday.

In congratulating Ratu Tevita on his achievement, Mr Koya said that success is a journey, not a destination.

Continue to learn and better yourself he told Ratu Tevita.

“Receiving your degrees today does not signal an end but rather the beginning of an exciting journey ahead. What you do, and how you do it after graduation that will determine your success in life,” Mr Koya said.

He said a graduation ceremony is the dream fulfilled at the end of every student’s pursuit of excellence; it is equally a time for reflection not only on past achievements, but also the future of one’s life, career and interests.