November 22, 2016 10:45 am

Milika is dux of Muaniweni College

An emotional but happy Milika Nawaqadau Vakarogocibau was named the dux of Muaniweni College and dedicated her achievement to her late mother, who died in 2013 due to illness. “Since my mother passed away, I was sad but it also made me stronger in a way that I strived harder in my studies,” Milika said. […]

An emotional but happy Milika Nawaqadau Vakarogocibau was named the dux of Muaniweni College and dedicated her achievement to her late mother, who died in 2013 due to illness.

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Hon. Vijay Nath.
Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Hon. Vijay Nath.

“Since my mother passed away, I was sad but it also made me stronger in a way that I strived harder in my studies,” Milika said.

Being the only daughter in the family with two brothers, Milika sacrificed her leisure time to concentrate on her studies.

The soft-spoken aspiring lawyer attributed her success to hard work, determination and support from her father who gave his all to manage the family despite the loss of his late wife.

She added that if it weren’t for her father’s support, she would not have made it this far.

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Hon. Vijay Nath. officiated at the event and said “nothing is impossible if you put your heart into working towards your goal”

“There will be challenges such as peer pressure but you have to remain focus until you achieve your goal,” Hon. Nath said.

The Assistant Minister told the students that the success of a harvest is determined by the seeds sown during the school year.

“As a former school teacher, I always love to attend prizegiving as this is the day we all witness students reaping the harvest of the seeds of hard work they have sowed during the year.”

“Seeds sown such as staying up late at night to study, walking to school when there is no transport, staying back after school just to finish a given task and many more. These sown seeds are harvested in a form of passing the exams with flying colours.”

Hon. Nath stated that he gave this illustration to the students of Muaniweni College, as it is a farming community where the principle of sowing and harvesting is practised on a daily basis.

He urged students, teachers and parents to work together to ensure that the seeds grow healthy or to ensure that students achieve better in school.

He also encouraged students to study hard since the Fijian Government has implemented reforms and initiatives such as free education programme, free milk programme and free bus fare programme.