34-Year-Old Dux Aims for Law Job with Lands Ministry
A34-year-old woman was named the 2018 Dux for the Matua programme at Nabua Secondary School. Kalara Turaga said that she left school in 2000 when she was in Year 12.
“I was married at a very young age which made me drop out of school despite the fact I wanted to complete High School,” she said. “I decided to come back and further my studies to financially support my loving husband.” Ms Turaga currently resides with her husband in Lomai Waimaro, Naitasiri and wants to become a successful woman.
“I want to complete my dreams which was left unfulfilled back in the 2000,” she said. She said she wanted to become a lawyer for the Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources after completing her courses in Law and courses on issues to do with land and property.
“My wish is and always has been to attend the University of the South Pacific and I hope to get a scholarship because I will not be able to afford the fees on my own,” Ms Turaga said.
Ms Turaga said that she dedicated her success to her namesake, her niece and was thankful for the financial and motivational support from her husband.
The Matua programme is an initiative for those returning to complete their education.
Kalara Turaga with husband Keasi Turagasau holding onto her certificate and dux trophy at Nabua Secondary School on October 12, 2018.