Naqica defies all odds to graduate despite injury

Naqica defies all odds to graduate despite injury

By Mikaele Liga
Wednesday 17/04/2024
FNU graduate Sitiveni Naqica

Sitiveni Naqica defied all odds to receive his Certificate in Agriculture Level 3 at the Fiji National University after falling from a breadfruit tree and severely injuring himself.

He attended his graduation despite being bedridden, determined to secure a good job.

Naqica who hails from Naitasiri, was emotional as he recalled the days he was bedridden and spent it contemplating his studies and future.

He says his family had doubts that he would not be able to graduate but he kept pushing himself to prove everyone wrong.

Naqica proudly received his certificate while sitting in a wheelchair, his smile a testimony to his faith, hope, and joy.

He is urging all current students not to give up on their dreams, no matter the obstacles they face.

Fiji National University Vice-Chancellor Professor Unaisi Nabobo-Baba has reminded the graduates that graduation is just the beginning, teeming with possibilities.

She is encouraging the graduates to embrace this chapter with open arms, poised to leave their mark on the world.

36 students graduated with their Master's degrees today, while more than 300 students graduated from the College of Business, Hospitality, and Tourism Studies, and 87 graduated from the College of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry.

WAF considers proposal to increase water tariff and have full corporatisation
The Water Authority of Fiji is considering full corporatisation and increasing water tariffs to make it more viable and to reflect the true cost of se...
14 hours ago
3 people arrested following meth seizure in Koronivia
Three men were arrested following a raid in Koronivia where white substances believed to be methamphetamine were seized on Friday night. Assistant ...
39 minutes ago

SGS alumni gather for heartfelt thanksgiving service as part of 60th+4 Diamond Jubilee Celebration
Former students of Suva Grammar School gathered in numbers yesterday for a thanksgiving church service which is part of the school’s 60th+4 Diamond ...
42 minutes ago

Rescue teams search for Iran's president after helicopter crash
A helicopter carrying Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi and Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has been involved in an ...
48 minutes ago

UNESCO looks at curriculum development on drugs from early childhood to secondary education
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural organizations are working with the National Substance Abuse Advisory Council in looking at ...
14 hours ago

Injectable drugs contribute to 25% of HIV cases this year – Dr Devi
The Ministry of Health has noticed an increase in injectable drugs that contributes to almost 25 percent of HIV cases this year however this needs to ...
15 hours ago

fijivillage Straight Talk with Vijay Narayan
Latest Videos

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
Ministry of Home Affairs Talanoa Session on Illicit Drugs and Substance Use Disorders in Fiji
The pervasive threat of illicit drugs has emerged as a pressing concern, rapidly infiltrating and destabilizing our society therefore the Republic of ...
3 days ago

Bainimarama and Qiliho hearing in dismissal of 2 police officers case
Acting Director of Public Prosecutions John Rabuku says he wants the hearing of former Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and suspended Police ...
3 days ago