ABOUT 1300 students graduated yesterday from the Fiji National University (FNU).
While addressing the graduates at the Vodafone Arena in Suva, FNU vice-chancellor Dr Ganesh Chand encouraged them to continue to strive for higher achievements in life.
"Today (yesterday) is the culmination of several years of your hard work and effort, which is being recognised by the award of your certificates, diplomas and degrees. This is an achievement in which you are entitled to take great pride," Dr Chand said.
"This is a world in which geographical boundaries have become increasingly irrelevant as we move towards a truly global economy."
He also encouraged them to consider using their skills and accomplishments not only for their betterment, but also for others.
"Our request to you is to use that advantage to the maximum, and to use them not only for the advancement of your careers but also in serving and assisting others who may not possess the advantages that you have.
"We encourage you to return, either to further your studies, take up research, or to contribute in ways you consider most appropriate to support the development of your university."
Following yesterday's procession, another 145 individuals are also expected to graduate from the Labasa campus and 245 from the Nadi campus.