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Granny graduates

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

AS a full-time housewife for about 20 years, Alisi Katia Duaibe never dreamt she could become a teacher someday.

Last Friday, the emotional 48-year-old grandmother graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Fiji, the achievement a result of her teacher husband's influence.

The woman from Vatoa in Ono-i-Lau is married to Atekini Duaibe of Naitasiri.

"I was a full-time housewife and every now and again, I helped my husband in school as a secretary," Mrs Duaibe said.

"I have been home for quite sometime since marriage before my husband introduced me to further studies.

"He actually thought I should start with the iTaukei language course but when I brought my transcripts, I had to be enrolled straight into English studies."

Mrs Duaibe said she was very happy and hoped her story would motivate other housewives to do the same.

"The door is open to anyone despite age or colour."

Mrs Duaibe has been offered a post at Dawasamu Secondary School in Tailevu where she will start teaching next week.








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