2020 Stories

Captain Komainaiqoro – The Ship Captain
Growing up in the beautiful Koro Island, Captain Samisoni Komainaiqoro’s love and appreciation for the sea was ‘automatic’ and he relied on his parents and elders to gain more knowledge about his surroundings. As Captain Komainaiqoro shared, the sea was a key source of food and catching a bounty daily was the norm for young teenagers. Going for a quick swim and playing touch rugby along the sandbanks was a favourite pass time. It was here that Captain Komainaiqoro’s love for the sea s...Read More
Learning never stops, Singh shares his journey
Thinking and setting life goals early is important, even though circumstances may change and lead you to a different path, but it will help you learn to plan, make a commitment and develop discipline. These are the words of Ravitesh Singh, who as a youngster, developed a keen interest in pursuing a profession in medicine. To Singh’s advantage, his parents encouraged him to follow this path and he ended up being introduced to medical imaging science. “Through my parent's guidance, I pur...Read More
Alumnus Praises FNU’s Graduate Programme
Mayuri Parmar graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic Accounting from the Fiji National University’s (FNU) College of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies (CBHTS) in December 2019. Parmar recalls her memories from FNU as a joyous one. “FNU has been a very good experience. Between travelling to Ba and Namaka campuses from Lautoka, I made many friends and good memories. The lecturers have always been supportive and responsive. Classes were conducted well, and notes were uploa...Read More
Siwan fulfils mother’s dream
Influenced by her mother, young Shivani Siwan set her mind to pursue a career in nursing. Siwan said her mother encouraged her to join the noble profession, given the role nurses play in caring for the sick and being an advocate to a healthy lifestyle and living. “My mother always told me that nurses are very important people. She made me believe that when you’re a nurse, you know that every day you will touch a life or a life will touch yours. Thus, I started imagining my life as a nurse...Read More
Being a Primary School Teacher
FNU alumnus and primary school teacher Shamil Nair believes that hard work and perseverance are key to achieving one’s goals. Nair enrolled in the Bachelor of Primary Education programme at the Fiji National University’s (FNU) College of Humanities and Education (CHE) at Natabua Campus in Lautoka, after completing high school. “I worked very hard to get enough marks to make the cut and be eligible for Tertiary Education Loans Scheme (TELS) as I knew I would not be able to afford fees...Read More