Fiji National University (FNU) graduate, Jone Lovo believes that preparation, hard work and a willingness to learn are the key ‘secrets to success’.
The 23-year-old graduated from FNU’s College of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies (CBHTS) with a Bachelor of Laws last week in Suva.
“I am super excited to graduate from FNU. I am also part of the first intake of students undertaking the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP) this year,” Lovo said.
Whilst Lovo had his share of challenges during his student journey at FNU, he was grateful to the University for providing financial assistance through the Student Bursary Scheme.
“The Scheme really contributed to my successful studying journey. I learnt about the scheme through the University’s online Facebook page during the COVID-19 period.”
“Although I was a private student, the pandemic really affected a lot of our families as businesses and economic activity stopped.”
“I applied for the initiative so that this could ease the financial requirements on my family.”
His advice to other students was to take advantage of the various support services provided to the tertiary students to aid in their student journey.
“Everyone will face challenges in life. Do not be afraid to seek assistance or put your studies on hold because of reasons that could be solved through certain schemes and assistance.”
“Once you have applied for a scheme, prioritise your studies so that you are able to meet the requirements and receive the support you need.”
In addition to the bursary scheme, FNU students can also apply for the Student Financial Aid Programme.
Further details on eligibility and application are available online at: https://www.fnu.ac.fj/study/student-support/financial-support/
Applications close on Friday, 31 March at 4pm for Semester 1, 2023 students.