Fifita ends law journey

Mokaleini Fifita (left) of Tonga relaxing with the family after her graduation from University of the South Pacific at FMF Gymnasium today. Picture: RAMA

Mokaleini Fifita (left) of Tonga relaxing with the family after her graduation from University of the South Pacific at FMF Gymnasium today. Picture: RAMA

Update: 2:42PM MOKALEINI Fifita could not contain her happiness when she graduated with a Bachelor in Law from the University of the South Pacific today.

The 25-year-old Tongan said being away from home for the duration of her studies was the biggest challenge she had ever counted.

“The main challenge was being away from my family and not having them physically there with me to take care of me and keep me motivated,” she said.

“But thinking about all the hard work my dad, Tevita Fifita has done for me, it made me strong willed and committed to my studies.”

While growing up, Mokaleini pursued science studies in high school, only to have a change of heart when she started her university journey.

“I actually wanted to be a doctor but then through the years, I lost interest so I decided to try out the Law Program. It wasn�t really my plan, but I fell in love with law.”

She said as a full-time private student, she was blessed to have her family give her their full support. 

Mr Fifita said his daughter had come a long way to achieve today’s success, and he was proud of her. 

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