2021 Stories

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