More than 300 students graduated from Fiji National University’s College of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies graduation ceremony this morning at the FMF Gymnasium in Suva.
12 Masters and 52 Postgraduate Diplomas together with other certificates and diplomas were conferred in this ceremony by the FNU Chancellor Ikbal Jannif.
Chief Guest, Acting Commissioner of Police, Rusiate Tudravu challenged graduates to stamp their mark in society and show what a graduate of the Fiji National University can achieve.
“Let us show them that we are a force to be reckoned with,” said Acting Commissioner Tudravu.
“The qualifications you will receive today places a higher degree of expectation on you because you have been taught by some of Fiji’s leading academics and therefore your ability to produce results worthy of this proud institution should be undeniable and unchallenged by other learning institutions.”
Acting Police Commissioner Tudravu also urged all graduates to work together with the Fiji Police Force in fighting crime.
“In recent years a lot of effort has been directed to strengthening our community policing arm knowing too well that we cannot achieve the desired outcome of safer communities if we work in complete isolation,” said Tudravu.
“I plead with you to put your education to good use. We have an increase in white collar crimes committed by professionals who have chosen to use their education for criminal reasons rather than good.”
“As with everything in life, we are guided by ethics and values that we hold dear to our hearts whether it be in our professional or personal life.
The quality of programs provided by the University is second to none which is why when you are out in the professional world, there is an expectation for you to deliver the output equal to the standard of learning received during your time here,” he added.
FNU Chancellor, Ikbal Jannif said the University will continue to make substantial progress in providing high quality and relevant programme choices.
Jannif informed guests that Fiji National University recorded a 9 percent increase in student enrolments this year.