2021 Stories

Former Nurse becomes an Educator
Sereana Lalabalavu is a firm believer that nurses are the heart of healthcare. It is for this reason, Lalabalavu was drawn to the profession and decided at a very young age that she would pursue a career in healthcare. She not only fulfilled that dream but has managed to impart the skills and knowledge to other young people studying and training to become nurses. Lalabalavu is currently a Lecturer in Nursing at the University of Fiji. She was born and raised in Rakiraki. After completing p...Read More
Education leads to career progression – Bibi
Continuing education is important to maintain an advantage in a competitive workforce and being in the marketing field. Fozia Bibi knows that one needs to compliment experience with academic qualifications to climb the corporate ladder. Being career driven, Bibi has enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Management programme at Fiji National University’s College of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies (CBHTS). Being alumna of FNU, Bibi did not have second thoughts...Read More
Striving for excellence – agriculture graduate continues education in India
Born and raised on a farm, it came as no surprise that Shamal Kumar developed his interest and passion for agriculture at an early age. Kumar said life on the farm was always exciting and he quickly developed a fondness for the outdoors. He says he loved waking up early in the morning and accompanying his grandfather to the farm where he learnt a lot from. “Agriculture is important not only for the supply of food but also for the providing raw materials for other industries such as texti...Read More
Double celebration – couple graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education
Husband and wife duo Pravineshwar and Sagrika Deo were elated to graduate together with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the Fiji National University’s (FNU), College of Humanities and Education (CHE). The two were part of the hundreds of graduates from the Class 2020 that collected their certificates in Suva last month. Pravineshwar was born and raised in Dreketi, Vanua Levu, with four siblings in a farming community. He had always dreamed of being a teacher. “I would alway...Read More
Dr. Ali’s Journey from Primary Education to Tertiary Teaching
Growing up, Dr Sofia Ali always envisioned herself working in the medical field. However, a strong influence from her parents saw Dr Ali pursue studies to become a teacher. Looking back, the academic said it was a choice she has ‘never regretted’. “My parents wanted me to stay closer to home, so they advised me to accept the PSC scholarship and pursue my studies at LTC and become a primary school teacher.” She is currently a Lecturer at the Fiji National University’s (FNU), Colle...Read More