November 29, 2016 10:18 am

135 students graduate from USP in Samoa

A total of 135 students received certificates, diplomas and degrees during The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Alafua Campus graduation ceremony in Samoa last Friday. Fifty percent of graduates were females. In his keynote address, Professor Rajesh Chandra, USP Vice-Chancellor and President welcomed all the guests and especially acknowledged the presence of the Chancellor Honourable […]

A total of 135 students received certificates, diplomas and degrees during The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Alafua Campus graduation ceremony in Samoa last Friday. Fifty percent of graduates were females.

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In his keynote address, Professor Rajesh Chandra, USP Vice-Chancellor and President welcomed all the guests and especially acknowledged the presence of the Chancellor Honourable Puna.

“Sir, we realise your onerous commitments as Prime Minister and are very grateful that you have committed so much of your time to be here for this graduation and to later officiate at the Vanuatu graduation,” he remarked.

He noted that 19% of graduates received Postgraduate qualifications and eleven (11) graduated with Master’s degree. Students who graduated were from 13 countries including non-regional countries of Australia, Belize, Jamaica, Nigeria and Papua New Guinea.

Professor Chandra congratulated all the graduates for their fantastic achievements in one of the best and most influential chapters in their lives.

“Your journey at USP has been a journey of learning, inspiration, influences, and experiences that will powerfully shape your life. 

“The University has equipped you well for lifelong and outstanding success in life and work. How far you go depends on you – how you use your knowledge and skills, on your ambition, discipline and ethics and your ability to work with others.

“The main point is that now you are out of your sheltered university life—you are the master of your own destiny and only you can make the difference between sailing through life and making a truly great contribution,” he said.

Professor Chandra urged the graduates to believe in themselves, dream big, and work hard on their ambitions.