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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


Distinguished Guests; 

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);

Talofa (Tuvalu);

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.