The Fiji National University’s (FNU), College of Fisheries and Forestry (CAFF) opened its doors to the College’s new and continuing students for Semester 1, 2024.
FNU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Unaisi Nabobo-Baba encouraged students to be faithful to their studies, during CAFF’s Orientation programme for the upcoming semester at the Koronivia Campus.
“A big welcome! If you have chosen the Fiji National University, you have come through the right door. The year is now here, and we believe we have the best who will teach you, and you are not here for yourself, you will share what you learn to your community!”
Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor Learning & Teaching, Associate Professor, Dr Jimaima Lako added that CAFF embraces the profound impact of hands-on experience, and immerses students in practical learning, cultivating buzzing minds and dirty hands.
“Congratulations on choosing CAFF, here we sow the seeds of knowledge, dive into the sea of fisheries, and stand tall in the vast forests of education,” Dr Lako said.
CAFF Dean, Dr Kaliova Ravuiwasa paid a special tribute to all the parents and guardians while welcoming new CAFF students for Semester 1, 2024.
“Parents, guardians and all the loved ones in the lecture hall, Congratulations on the tough work that you have done! Congratulations on the effort that you have undertaken. Congratulations on the sleepless nights you had,” he said.
“I want you to own this moment, I want you to know that we value your children, and we value the support you have given to them.”
Kalisiana Vasia could not contain her pride as her daughter, Aliti Sikanatogato, prepares to begin her journey towards a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Agricultural Science) at FNU’s College of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry (CAFF) in the upcoming semester.
“She is my eldest child, and I am so proud of her as she embarks on this journey of academic excellence,” exclaimed the proud mother as they attended CAFF’s Orientation 2024 programme today.
Sikanatogato was accompanied by both her parents and said she hopes to become a teacher and promote the significance of agriculture.