“I dedicate my success to my husband because he motivated me to pursue studies,” said Ms Shoran Lata.
Ms. Lata graduated with Bachelor of Commerce at the FMF Gymnasium on 20 September, 2019.
She was among the 595 graduands from the Faculty of Business & Economics
(FBE) and is one of the 65% of women graduating from the University of the South Pacific in its September graduation ceremony.
Shoran resides in Lautoka and helps her husband run their family owned business, Applied Industrial Supplies.
Since reaching her forty’s (40’s), she decided that it’s about time she comes out of her comfort zone and start studying. She said, her husband’s word of encouragement is the only reason she is achieving a Bachelor’s Degree.
Shoran added that she was unable to afford her studies after high school.
“Since I come from a business background, my husband and in-laws pushed me to get a Degree and bring in new ideas to grow the business. My husband helped me financially throughout the four-year studies,” she said.
She admitted that at first it was difficult to cope with classes as she had to learn the new forms of technological learning tools.
“I remember back in the days, everything was manual but now we in a whole new era. At first, I was not familiar with a lot of new and big words. I was also not used to using computer,” said Ms. Lata.
She added that she decided to attend USP because the University is recongnised and the quality of education it offers.
She encouraged other women to at least obtain a Degree so that they are not dependent on their husbands for support.