Joji Lesi named dux of Queen Vic­to­ria School

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Queen Vic­to­ria School dux 2018, Joji Lu­tu­mailagi Lesi, has ac­knowl­edged his par­ents’ prayers for his aca­demic suc­cess to date. The former deputy head­boy of Suva Gram­mar said “God is good”. His father and school prin­ci­pal, Qalo Lesi, said he was not sur­prised about Joji’s aca­demic achieve­ment.

God is good, says the dux of Queen Vic­to­ria School.

Joji Lu­tu­mailagi Lesi thanked his par­ents for their prayers and un­wa­ver­ing sup­port that en­cour­aged him to work hard through­out the year.

“God will not re­ward some­one who is lazy and that kept me go­ing,” said the 19-yearold who shared what his father told him.

His father, Qalo Lesi, is the prin­ci­pal of the school in Mata­vatu­cou, Tailevu. The Year 13 stu­dent was the deputy head boy of Suva Gram­mar School last year. “Be­ing a new stu­dent was not easy, es­pe­cially try­ing to adapt to the en­vi­ron­ment and the sys­tem,” Joji said. “Some­times we don’t get the priv­i­leges like the old stu­dents, but I thank the Lord Almighty for pro­vid­ing me with the strength to go through this year.”

Joji wants to study medicine.

“So I am leav­ing it in God’s hand and let Him do His work.” Mr Lesi said he was not sur­prised of his son’s achieve­ments.

“He’s been work­ing re­ally hard this year. He’s al­ways with his books and I have never seen him wan­der­ing around. Most of the time he just locks him­self in his room.” Mr Lesi added that his son missed out on the cut-off mark for Med­i­cal School so he de­cided to re­peat this year to achieve the cut-off mark even af­ter he re­ceived of­fers from the Uni­ver­si­ties.

“He was qual­i­fied to do law but he turned it down be­cause of his aim to be­come a doc­tor.

“Be­cause of his ex­pe­ri­ence from last year, this year he worked re­ally hard and I ap­pre­ci­ate it.”

Com­ment­ing on the aca­demic level of the school, Mr Lesi said the school has ex­celled aca­dem­i­cally and this year they have climbed an­other level.

“We are do­ing our very best,” he said. “We will keep on and we are push­ing our stu­dents to ex­cel.”

Photo: Ron­ald Ku­mar

Queen Vic­to­ria School 2018 dux Joji Lu­tu­mailagi Lesi with his father and prin­ci­pal, Qalo Lesi, af­ter the school’s prize­giv­ing cer­e­mony in Tailevu on Oc­to­ber 12, 2018.

Photo: Ron­ald Ku­mar

Queen Vic­to­ria School 2018 dux Joji Lesi with his prizes af­ter their an­nual prize­giv­ing cer­e­mony at the School on Oc­to­ber 12, 2018.

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