The University of the South Pacific Graduation Ceremony for the Laucala Campus September 2017.
September 22, 2017 Vodafone Arena, Suva.
The Pro-Chancellor & Chair of Council, Ambassador Winston Thompson;
The Vice-Chancellor and President of Council, Professor Rajesh Chandra;
Your Excellencies, Members of the Diplomatic Corps;
The Deputy Vice-Chancellors, Vice-President, Deans, Executive Directors and Staff of the University
Ladies and gentlemen. Kia orana (Cook Islands);
Mauri aei b’akantaai (Kiribati);
Omo Yekwo (Nauru);
Monuina e afiafi (Niue);
Apinun (Papua New Guinea);
Manuia le aoauli (Samoa);
Gud fala aftenun loiu fala (Solomon Islands) ;
M?l? tau ma‘u e ho‘ata ni (Tonga);
Gud aftenun (Vanuatu);
Ni sa bula vinaka, Asalaam Alaykum, Namaste, Xie Xie, Noa’ia e Mauri and a Very Good afternoon to you all.
I am deeply honoured to continue to officiate at the 2017 graduation ceremony for the Laucala Campus - my first as your Chancellor.
As with this morning's session, I wish to offer my sincerest congratulations to all the graduates.
And I also thank all the parents, guardians, spouses, and family members for your support.
This is certainly a wonderful occasion. I hope you will all enjoy it.
I wish all the graduates every success as you contribute to the development of your respective countries.
Thank you and may Almighty God Bless you all.