Twelve years of tertiary education at Fiji National University has finally paid off for Rajneel Maharaj.
The customer service officer of the Bank South Pacific (BSP) and a part-time taxi driver graduated yesterday.
Mr Maharaj is originally from Waiqele but has been residing at James Madhuvan Street in Labasa.
“I always felt the need to upgrade my knowledge and when FNU for the first time offered Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting last year I decided to do it,” Mr Maharaj said. “The fee of this course was $6000 and I didn’t have enough savings to do this course, however, I did not lose hope.
“After work I walked home and contacted my friends to do my assignment and study and in the weekends I drove my taxi just to pay up my fees.
“I faced lot of challenges but I never gave up hope.
“I believe through God’s grace and the love and blessings of my mother Parma Wati and moral support from my sister I am what I am today.”Ms Wati, 52, said she was very proud of her son.
“Even without his father’s presence, Rajneel managed to lead his life of gratitude and never had low esteem,” Ms Wati said.
His sister, Ranjeeta Maharaj said: “I am not surprised at all with his decision to pursue further studies because he is one who believes that education is the key to success.”
BSP Labasa branch manager Eka Seduadua felt proud seeing a member of her team graduating.
“He has been leading by example at work and I congratulate him on his gradation,” she said.
Mr Maharaj also thanked Ms Seduadua, workmates and friends for their moral support.
Source: Fijiconnectlounge 15 Dec 2015