Tuivaga cherishes role as a campus guide for Australian PM

Viliame Tuivaga (right) greets the Australian Prime Minister. Picture JOVESA NAISUA

AUSTRALIAN Prime Minister Scott Morrison visit to Fiji will go down in the history books of Matuku, Lau man Viliame Tuivaga, and one he will cherish for life.

The 36-year-old FNU trainer was given the honours to guide the Australian PM during his visit to FNU’s Derrick Campus in Suva yesterday to meet APTC students undertaking a Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning training course.

Mr Tuivaga said he was filled with mixed reactions – excited, emotional and he was nervous too.

“The visit was short, but we have been preparing for this for a whole week,” Mr Tuivaga said.

“One week of school has finished and since the first day, we have been practicing and talking about what we were going to do. We feel honoured to have Mr Morrison visit us.”

Mr Tuivaga has been a trainer with FNU for the past three years.

He trains 16 students, 10 from Fiji and two each from Samoa, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.

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