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his friends’ proposals to play while he was busy studying. “I was also a prefect in school and during the time I spent studying, I was called by the teachers to go and supervise somewhere else,” he said. “The thought of committing suicide never came across my mind because I always had my peers come to me and invite me to play whenever I break from my studies, so that’s how I handle the pressure.” He plans to study for a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in the Fiji School of Medicine next year. His motivation to succeed comes from the longing to visit more with his parents who currently reside in their village of Vatukarasa in Tailevu. He grew up in his parent’s village until he was in Year 8 but moved to Suva with relatives to pursue his secondary school education. Edited by Rusiate Mataika
From left: Ratu Sukuna Memorial School 2016 DUX Vani Nakete with Ministry of Itaukei Affairs Deputy Permanent Secretary Apakuki Kurusiga and proxime award recipient Rusiate Seduadua.