More than 1,300 students will be graduating from the Fiji National University in a series of graduation ceremonies commencing later this week.
FNU Vice Chancellor Professor Nigel Healey said graduations mark a significant step in every student’s journey through life and is the highlight of the academic calendar.
“It marks the end of one stage and the start of the next adventure. It is the time when we share in and celebrate the success of our students,” said VC Healey.
Professor Healey said a university’s success was measured by the quality of its teaching and the success of its graduates once they were out in the workforce.
“FNU is proud to be Fiji’s national university. We train and educate the nation’s workforce and provide the engine of our growing economy.
We work in partnership with key stakeholders such as government and industry to ensure that our programmes are designed to support the continued growth and development of our nation,” Professor Healey said.
“This means that FNU graduates play an important role in the advancement of our nation and it is something of which we should all be proud. Our graduates have gone on to become parliamentary leaders, surgeons, commercial farmers, construction workers, lawyers, social workers, and musicians.”
“One distinct advantage all FNU graduates enjoy is their extensive field work and practical experience which gives them a huge advantage in the job market,” Professor Healey added.