For young Shristy Singh pursuing a Bachelor of Oral Health programme at the Fiji National University’s (FNU) College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (CMNHS) is more than just a personal interest.
Singh, 18, is now living her mother’s dream who had once thought of joining the dentistry profession.
“Receiving the offer letter from this College is very exciting news for me and I cannot express my feelings enough,” she said.
“I have always had an interest in this field because I believe oral health is essential for any individual and after completing my studies, I would like to help everyone keep their smile.”
The former Labasa College student added that adapting to the University life would be a challenge which she was willing to undertake happily.
“I know things are going to be very different and I will be away from my family however, I am determined to work hard and become a successful dentist in the future.”
Originally from Delai Labasa, Singh is eager to make new friends and meet students from around the Pacific region.
Meanwhile, another student, Bulou Damudamu, was overjoyed to receive her offer letter for the Bachelor of Nursing programme.
“My parents are very proud of me and this is the biggest moment of my life,” an ecstatic Damudamu said.
According to her, she left her village, Nakoronawa in Kadavu, at around 3pm yesterday before making it to Suva around 10pm.
“The long journey was worthwhile because I am going to study something that will enable me to make a difference in the lives of many people,” she commented.
Damudamu also encouraged aspiring students to make use of the opportunities available to them and to work hard to achieve their dreams.
CMNHS counselling continues at Pasifika Campus in Suva till January 17.