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Veisinia Lupe Takanga-He-Lotu Ofa looks forward to working life

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Veisinia Lupe Takanga-He-Lotu Ofa (2nd from left) and family with Professor Pal Ahuwalia, Vice- Chancellor & President of USP (3rd from left) at a graduation ceremony on 19 September.

Veisinia Lupe Takanga-He-Lotu Ofa, a graduate in Bachelor of Science looks forward to finding a job and helping her family financially.

She was among the 202 graduands from the Faculty of Science, Technology & Environment (FSTE) at the FMF Gymnasium on 19 September.

Ms. Ofa was proud of the fact that there were 65% of women to graduate at USP’s September ceremony.

She said, she is blessed to be graduating and her three years of hard work, sleepless nights and sacrifices were worthwhile because she is finally eligible to apply for jobs at the places she had only dreamt off.

She added that she took up science because she loves experiments and anything dealing with nature.

Ms. Ofa thanked God, first and foremost and her parents for helping her reach this milestone.

 “My parents have always believed in me and never forced or pressured me to do something I never enjoyed. If a person has support from parents, then anything is possible,” she said.

“I did not have a stress-free journey. There is always influence from everywhere. I minimised my social life to study and get good grades, which I finally achieved.”

She mentioned that USP has broadened her knowledge through seminars held frequently and various activities organised by the faculty.

“I got an opportunity to learn from some of the highly qualified lectures which, drastically contributed to the person I am today,” said Ms. Ofa.

A total of 1140 students from The University of the South Pacific (USP) graduated in a ceremony at the FMF Gymnasium in Laucala Bay, Suva on 19 September 2019. These included 258 students from the Faculty of Arts, Law & Education (FALE); 202 from the Faculty of Science, Technology & Environment (FSTE) and 680 from the Pacific Technical & Further Education.

The remaining 595 students graduated from the Faculty of Business & Economics (FBE) on 20 September, bringing the total number of graduates to 1735 in this year’s second graduation ceremony.


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