Muani­weni Col­lege Dux Mi­lika ded­i­cates suc­cess to late mother

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An emo­tional, but happy Mi­lika Nawaqadau Vakaro­go­cibau ded­i­cates her re­cent aca­demic achieve­ment to her late mother, who died in 2013 due to a short ill­ness. Last Wed­nes­day, Mi­lika, of De­laidamanu Vil­lage in Naitasiri, with ma­ter­nal links to Fu­laga, Lau, was named dux of Muani­weni Col­lege, Naitasiri. “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 DPRQJ WZR EURWKHUV 0LOLND VDFULåFHG 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 in the ab­sence of his wife.

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

“My fa­ther’s ex­pec­ta­tions and the fact that he re­minds me of my mother’s wish for me to be suc­cess­ful in my ed­u­ca­tion kept me go­ing,” she said. Mi­lika also won awards for scor­ing the high­est mark in the Year 12 &HUWLåFDWH ([DPLQDWLRQ <HDU åUVW prize and Year 13 top sub­ject prizes in (QJOLVK KLVWRU\ JHRJUDSK\ DQG YRVD vakav­iti. She plans to join the UniverVLW\ RI WKH 6RXWK 3DFLåF QH[W \HDU

As­sis­tant Min­is­ter for In­fras­truc­ture and Trans­port, Vi­jay Nath, who is a for­mer school teacher, was chief guest at the event. Mr Nath was im­pressed with Mi­lika’s achieve­ment and en­cour­aged her to work harder as she pur­sues fur­ther stud­ies at the university. “There will be chal­lenges such as peer pres­sure but you have to re­main fo­cus un­til you achieve your goal to be­come a lawyer,” he said. Source: Min­istry of In­fras­truc­ture and Trans­port

Muani­weni Col­lege Dux Mi­lika Nawaqadau Vakaro­go­cibau, with As­sis­tant Min­is­ter for In­fras­truc­ture and Trans­port, Vi­jay Nath.

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