GOVERNMENT CONGRATULATES ITS 2017 GRADUATES

(Rev Dr. Kitiona Tausi)

On Friday last week, the Secretary to Government, Mr Tine Leuelu hosted a dinner in honour of all the 2017 Tuvalu graduates. This function is reported to be the very first of its kind to be organized by government. Ealier on the day, all 2017 graduates attended a re-intergration programme with staff of the In-service and pre-service departments.

The evening dinner was attended by government dignitaries including the Governor-General and his wife, the Prime Minister and his wife, the Ambassador of the Republic of China on Taiwan and the 2017 graduates.

During the function, the Prime Minister, Hon Enele Sosene Sopoaga thanked all the 2017 graduates for being able to complete successfully their programme of studies in the various universities and colleges where they studied. The Secretary to Government, Mr Leuelu also gave a very inspiring and challenging speech on that evening.

3 issue graduates.jpgSome of the 2017 graduates and quests enjoying the dinner. Photo by Kitiona Tausi

 Mr Fakatoafe Teikauea who graduated with a Master of Commerce from the University of the South Pacific represented the graduating students in responding to government speeches. In his speech, Mr Teikauea thanked the government for the opportunity they have received in the scholarships that were awarded to them. He also raised another issue for government’s attention. Mr Teikaues requested government if it could consider the cases of those graduating students who were financed under the government’s SELF Scheme knowing that these students had to repay the loan. He humbly appealed to the government if it is possible to have this loan turned into a grant. There was a big applause from the floor and government has yet to respond this this humble request.

3 issue graduates2.jpgThe live music provided by Tropicana. Photo by Kitiona Tausi
3 issue graduates3.jpgDancing at full swing. Photo by Kitiona Tausi

Below is the list of tertiary institutions, students and their programme of studies:

Student                                                Programme               Institution                                         

Siketi Teoni                         Basic Carpentary and Joinery             Youth Training Centre – Fiji

Toakale Taloka                  Basic Carpentry and Joinery               Youth Training Centre – Fiji

Kamali Malae                    Basic Organic Agriculture               Youth Training Centre – Fiji

Teupua Lutelu                   Basic Organic Agriculture             Youth Training Centre – Fiji

Vaiaoga Vaisameni          Diploma in Science                                  Waikato University – NZ

Pasepa Afele                      BComm-Business and Other Services        Waikato University – NZ

Iunipa Teatu                       Master of E-Government                           Victoria University – NZ

Faleonofia Malosi             Master of Education               University of the South Pacific – Fiji

Fakatoafe Teikauea         Master of Commerce             University of the South Pacific – Fiji

Loisi Seluka                       Master of arts Development Studies      University of the South Pacific – Fiji

Tilia Tima                           Bachelor of Science Environment  University of the South Pacific – Fiji

Asau Leauma                     Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting and Economics                          University of the South Pacific – Fiji

Losa Tehulu                        Bachelor of Law        University of the South Pacific – Fiji

Akusita Eliuta                     Bachelor of Education, Primary Teaching      University of the South Pacific – Fiji

Fagauialaatea Ikapoti     Bachelor of Commerce/Graduate Certificate

In Education, Economics and Maths            University of the South Pacific – Fiji

Lamona Faiva                     Bachelor of Arts, Literature and Linguistics      University of the South Pacific – Fiji

Latiu Tekapu                      Bachelor of Education, primary Teaching        University of the South Pacific – Fiji

Leotasi Kautu                     Bachelor of Scince – Environmental Science    University of the South Pacific – Fiji

Tala Simeti                          PG Diploma in Commerce, Economics              University of the South Pacific – Fiji

Savali Fatoga                      Master in Diplomacy and International Affairs    University of the South Pacific – Fiji

Bob Setema                       Bachelor of Commerce, Ecnomics and Official

Statistics                              University of the South Pacific – Fiji

Makerita Pakai                  Bachelor of Commerce, Management and

Public Administration, Intl Business

And Marketing                    University of the South Pacific – Fiji

Paul Petueli                        Bachelor of Commerce, Human Resource

Management, Employment Relations,

Intl Business and Marketing            University of the South Pacific – Fiji

Samoafou Siona                Bachelor of Arts, Tourism Studie, Management

And Public Administration            University of the South Pacific – Fiji

Silia Sinee                            Bachelor of Business, Human Resource

And Employment Relations            University of the South Pacific – Fiji

Peniuna Kaitu                    Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting

And Finance              University of the South Pacific – Fiji

Lamese Laponi                  Bachelor of Arts, Pacific Policing,

Management and PA          University of the South Pacific – Fiji

Selane Tausi                       Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting

And Economics              University of the South Pacific – Fiji

Sokotia Kulene                  Bachelor of Commerce, Human

Resource Management n Employment

Relations, Management n Public Administration  University of the South Pacific – Fiji

Valusefulu Semaia          Bachelor of Arts, Pacific Policing      University of the South Pacific – Fiji

Amuia Aligi                       Bachelor of Arts, Pacific Policing, Management

And Public Admin                  University of the South Pacific – Fiji

Akata Seu                         Fondation Science                  University of the South Pacific – Fiji

Bob Tulimanu                  Diploma in Accounting (level 5)    University of the South Pacific – Fiji

Fehala Elisala                   Bachelor of Arts, Literature n Language,

Information Systems              University of the South Pacific – Fiji

Filoalofa Taulima            Diploma in Information Technology      University of the South Pacific – Fiji

Laura Kofe                        Bachelor of Laws                University of the South Pacific – Fiji

Sele Kaitu                         Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting,

Management n Public Administration        University of the South Pacific – Fiji

Sinatui Teleke                  Foundation Social Science          University of the South Pacific – Fiji

Sitia Maheu                      Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Management        University of the South Pacific – Fiji

Uale Uale                          Certificate IV in Information Technology                University of the South Pacific – Fiji

Tautalo Iese                     Bachelor of Science, Biology and Earth Science      University of the South Pacific – Fiji

Fetau Tuafafa                  Bachelor Computing Science and Information

Systems                University of the South Pacific – Fiji

Pulaalofa Haulagi            Bachelor Of Commerce, International Business

and Marketing    University of the South Pacific – Fiji

Siulai Fioana Elisala        Graduate Diploma in Project Management/

Master in Project Management                                  University of  South Australia

Opeta  Sinee                    Advance Diploma Marine Engineering                       University of Auckland

Michael Aliimau              Bachelor of Civil Engineering – Technology                UNITEC

Pinau Tao                         Bachelor Science Plant Production                              Taiwan

Naomi Maheu                 Bachelor Science Biomedical                                         NE University Australia

Simon Willy                     Bachelor of Education-Primary Teaching                    National University of Samoa

Poitava Tealu                  Bachelor of Education-Primary Teaching                    National University of Samoa

Katea Tanei                     Bachelor of Educaion- Primary Teaching                     National University of Samoa

Loise Luuni                      Bachelor of Science, International Business

And Trade                                                                         Ming Chuan University

Loresio Tefau                  Bachelor of Aviation Management                              Massey University

Tavai Kaipeti                   Diploma Marine Engineering                                        Manukau Institute Technology

Fiafiaga Lusama             Bachelor of Theology                                                    Malua Theological College

Lupematagi Manoa       Bachelor Information Systems                                      Fulton College

Lumeese Teakau            Diploma in Hospitality Management                           Fiji Tourism Institute

Lupeaga Vaiui                 Bachelor of Nursing                                                        Fiji National University

Sikiliti Poulasi                  Master of Medicine/ Internal Medicine,

Ophthalmology                                                               Fiji National University

Titivalu Manuao             Master Class 3- Trade Diploma in

Nautical Science                  Fiji National University

Nikotemo Vaeanoa       Trade Diploma in Marine Engineering      Fiji National University

Selu Paulo                       Certificate IV Carpentry n Joinery            Fiji National University

Taukiei Kepasi                Certificate IV in Refridgeration and

Air Conditioning                                          Fiji National University

Puaola Kautuneita         Bachelor of Nursing                                  Fiji National University

Tanene Teo                     Bachelor of Education- Primary Teaching      Fiji National University

Logoitala Monise           Diploma in Dental Technology                          Fiji National University

Sesefita Tui                     Certificate IV- Carpentry and Joinery              Fiji National University

Teleta Fotu                      Bachelor of Nursing                                          Fiji National University

Salamalaga Filioma        Certificate IV Fabrication and Welding      Fiji National University

Luka Selu                         Bachelor Science Environment                    Fiji National University

Silafaga Lalua                  Bachelor of Communications                                    Bond University

Fakasoa Tealei                Master International Relations        Australian National University

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