Personal Tragedies Fail to Deter Dux Inia
He dedicates success to his late mother and beloved father.
Losing his mother and aunt did not stop Nabua Secondary School Year 13 student Inia Naicavacava from reaching his dreams by taking the Dux prize.
Inia said the achievement was the best gift for his late mother and father, who lives in Nadi.
“Last year before FSLC I lost my mother to gastric cancer. Before she passed away, my mother motivated me to study hard and prove her right,” he said.
“My aunt passed away this year in my second last paper for annual examination, which was extremely hard for me to cope with.”
Inia lives in Waibau, Naitasiri, with his grandparents.
He said the tragic events in his life made it very hard for him to manage at times and affected his studies.
“I wanted to prove to everyone that I have the potential to achieve something in life,” he said.
“In future I want to become a doctor to help other people, which I love doing the most.”
Inia dedicated his success to his late mother and his beloved dad. “I would like to thank my dad for his support financially and emotionally,” he said.
“I am staying in Suva and my father stays in Nadi, so he never forgets to send me money for my personal use.”
He said he only got to see his dad once a month at times, which was sad for him, but he had to cope with that somehow.
“I like living with my grandparents, but it’s not like the love someone gets from their own parents,” said Inia.
Nabua Secondary School dux 2018 Inia Naicavacava.