Ex-UK resident scoops top award

Naleba Primary School top student Orisi Ketedromo with his siblings and parents and class teacher Neomai Lala (Far Right). Picture: LUKE RAWALAI

NALEBA Primary School’s highest achiever for Year 6 and Year 7, Orisi Ketedromo, is a living proof of the adage, “where there is a will there is a way”.

The Nadua, Wainunu, native was born in the United Kingdom but returned to Fiji with his family four years ago.

He was all smiles as he proudly received his prizes during the school’s annual prize-giving ceremony last Friday.

An aspiring pilot, Orisi said the change in his learning environment did not affect his desire and enthusiasm to learn.

The outspoken student said that hard work paid off for him, adding there was no substitute for sacrifice and perseverance.

“Being brought up in England where learning is completely different from the classroom environment in Fiji, things really changed for me,” he said.

“I took these challenges and changes positively and focused on my dream of finishing off with a high ending.

“The support from my parents and family is something that has enabled me to pull through the hard times and the results I received are just rewarding.”

Orisi’s father, and former British Army personnel Semi Ketedromo, said he was proud of his son’s achievements.

Mr Ketedromo said his family returned to Fiji and his family had settled in Naleba just outside Labasa Town.

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