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Standing ovation for student with special needs at FNU graduation

Standing ovation for student with special needs at FNU graduation

By Mikaele Liga
Tuesday 16/04/2024
Andrew Rageci and his father

Andrew Rageci who graduated with a Certificate in Music Level 4 from the Fiji National University received a standing ovation from his fellow graduates and lecturers today as he received his certificate at the Vodafone Arena.

Rageci who is partially blind, is the youngest of 3 siblings and has endured a lot of struggles in his academic journey to attain his certificate today.

Rageci who has maternal links to the Philippines says today is a culmination of hard work and sacrifice.

The 23 year old man from namalata, Tailevu says his love for music has come to fruition today and he is glad that with the Lord's help, he has conquered all odds to graduate.

When questioned by fijivillage News on what motivated him to not give up on his dreams, Rageci said that his parents and siblings were his inspiration because his eldest brother is a doctor and the second eldest is working at the Human Resources Department at FNU, and he wanted to make a name for himself too.

His father says his son is a fighter from birth and is a very special son.

He says his son started singing at a very young age with various gospel bands and he hopes that he will also help children with similar disabilities to graduate in the future.

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