Fiji: The Permanent Secretary for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Osea Cawaru, while officiating at the Nakauvadra High School 2022 Annual Prize Giving Ceremony, reminded students to instil integrity in all that they do to succeed last Friday (25/11/22).
Mr Cawaru pointed out that getting a good education is not just about getting a degree. It is about having an informed mind, about reading, researching and learning the ways of successful people, as destiny is controlled by one’s self.
“There is no specific place to learn integrity. Integrity is inherited from home (parents and family) and belief systems, depending on one’s religious beliefs.”
“Integrity is a highly valued trait, especially in leaders. To put it in simple terms – It is doing the right thing when no one is looking,” emphasised PS Cawaru.
Mr Cawaru congratulated the 101 students that were awarded and urged them to maintain the momentum and lift the standard next year for continuous improvement if they qualify for the next secondary level or pursue further tertiary studies.
The College Dux Award for the year 2022 was awarded to Ryan Sekiwai, whilst the leadership award nominated by the School Principal was awarded to Ms Crystal Kumar, the head girl of the school.
“I extend my sincere appreciation to all parents and teachers for your marvellous support and guidance towards these children for their achievements this year. Continue to encourage and inspire them not to give up – they need our support and guidance.”
“Also, I wish to thank the non-teaching staff, that is, the bursar, administrative staff, caretaker and watchman, for their relentless efforts towards improving the school performance, which is crucial to the success we are celebrating today.”
The Employment Permanent Secretary also encouraged students who were unable to be part of the group awarded this year that it is not the end and for these students to continue to prioritise and commit themselves to their studies.
The school had award categories for students with the highest progressive and outstanding marks in the annual examination, 1st to 3rd place getters, highest subject mark award, best attendance award by grade (form), sports recognition awards, highest mark external examinations award, the highest subject marks and special awards for Year 12 and Year 13, best sportsman and sportswoman award, best form award, highest mark scorer for Years 12 and 13, principal’s award, and the dux award for the academic year 2022.