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
Nadan follows his carpentry dream
Growing up, Rahul Nadan, was always curious about the loud sounds emitting out of construction sites, the workers carrying tools and heavy equipment and sparks from welding rods. Nadan’s inquisitiveness continued as he grew older and it wasn’t surprising that he pursued technical and vocational studies at the Fiji National University (FNU). “I always had a keen interest in buildings. Even as a child, whenever I entered or saw a building, I would admire its craftsmanship and wonder how i...Read More
Food Technologist Serves Her Alma Mater
Food manufacturing processes always intrigued Nileshni Prasad.  She wondered how vegetables were packed and frozen, and how fruits and sauces were packed in cans, ready for consumption.   A lot of people couldn’t answer her questions, and some of her curiosity was only satisfied when she took up Home Economics as a subject in high school.  She then decided to specialise in the field from Year 11 by taking up Food Technology as a subject. “I found Food Technology very interesting. It l...Read More
FNU Qualification Boosts Career for Regional Graduate
Solomon Islander Nash Mazini remembers the proudest moment of his life as when he walked the aisle at the Fiji National University’s (FNU’s) graduation ceremony in March this year to receive his Bachelor of Science (Computer Science & Information Systems) degree. The regional alumnus of the university says that this moment not only made him proud but also boosted his confidence as this took him closer to securing permanent employment. “I had started working after completing Found...Read More