Nosheen Tops Ratu Navula

She gave up her leisure time with friends and de­voted en­ergy to stud­ies

Fiji Sun - - Nation - LITIA TIKOMAILEPANONI NADI Edited by Naisa Koroi Feed­back: litia.tikomailepanoni@fi­jisun.

Nosheen Nisha de­fied all odds to walk away yes­ter­day with the Dux award dur­ing the Ratu Navula Col­lege prize­giv­ing in Nadi.

The 18-year-old lass from Mart­in­tar also was named best arts stu­dent, scored high­est in English, ac­count­ing, eco­nom­ics and com­puter stud­ies. “I thank my par­ents for their sup­port and al­ways be­ing there for me. I am so happy and over­whelmed with the suc­cess to­day,” she said brim­ming with con­fi­dence. Nosheen started her high school at Nadi Col­lege in Year Nine be­fore it was turned into a Tech­ni­cal Col­lege in 2015. She joined Ratu Navula to com­plete Year 13. “I came here to con­tinue my study with a few chal­lenges, but my teach­ers and friends were very sup­port­ive and they helped me a lot,” she said. “I had to sac­ri­fice my time with friends and work hard to achieve my dreams, be­cause I wanted to make my par­ents proud be­cause of the sac­ri­fices they al­ways make for me.” She said the awards did not come as a sur­prise be­cause she worked hard to pur­sue it.

Her next step is to join the Univer­sity of the South Pa­cific (USP) and do a dou­ble ma­jor in ac­count­ing and in­for­ma­tion sys­tems. Her proud mum, Sham­sad Nisha, 58, was in tears when she heard her daugh­ter’s name an­nounced. “Just like any mum I am so proud of her; she is a very hard­work­ing girl. “Al­though she had to move to an­other school, I have been al­ways sup­port­ing her in ev­ery­thing she did,” she said. Fa­ther, Ma­zoon Rah­man, said he was pos­i­tive about his daugh­ter’s fu­ture and be­lieved she was go­ing to go a long way.

From left: Fa­ther Ma­zoon Rah­man, Dux of the Year Nosheen Nisha and mother Sham­sad Nisha with all Nosheen’s tro­phies and awards dur­ing the prize­giv­ing at Ratu Navula Col­lege in Nadi.

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