FNU graduates advised to embrace new challenges

The graduates from the National Training and Productivity Centre during the FNU graduation ceremony held at the FMF Gymnasium in Suva yesterday. Picture: RAMA

FIJI National University graduands were reminded by Health Minister Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete that this was not the end of their training, but the beginning of their learning journey.

Dr Waqainabete, who was the chief guest at the graduation ceremony held at the FMF Gymnasium in Laucala Bay, Suva, yesterday urged the 275 graduands to respond to the challenges and realise the opportunities that they had.

“As you leave this place, you’ll find the world is very different, tempting and sometimes brutal,” he said.

“What you need to do is understand that the journey of a thousand miles begins with one single step, your first step.”

He also reiterated for the students to never lose compassion.

“With compassion, your parents and guardians brought you here, with compassion you go out to serve,” he said.

FNU chancellor Dr Rajesh Chandra said there were 106 students that graduated from the College of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, and 71 students graduated from the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

Ninety-eight students graduated from the National Training and Productivity Centre.

While conveying his acknowledgment, Dr Chandra said the students truly deserved this honour because it represented their years of sacrifice, determination and hard work.

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