Twenty seven graduate at Oloamanu

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CELEBRATION TIME: Graduands of the Certificate in Adult Teaching.

CELEBRATION TIME: Graduands of the Certificate in Adult Teaching.

Twenty-seven have graduated with Certificates of Attainment from the Oloamanu Centre for Professional Development and Continuing Education. 

The Certificate in Adult Teaching (C.A.T.) is a Foundation programme offered by the institution for adult educators and trainers.

The graduation was conducted at the Oloamanu Headquarters at Vaivase where families and friends gathered.

In congratulating the graduates, Faculty of Education head, Vui Faapōpō Tauaanae said: “What the National University has given you through the Oloamanu Centre for Professional Development and Continuing Education is not a fish to feed you for a day; you have been given the knowledge, skills and methodology to catch your own fish everyday of your life.

“Certificates are now in your hands that testify your ability to teach because you now join a group of trained teachers, trainers, mentors all over the world,” she said.

ACHIEVING COMPETENCY: Sara Va’ai To’omata, Vicky Va’ai and Fu’aolealofa Sofara with family members.
ACHIEVING COMPETENCY: Sara Va’ai To’omata, Vicky Va’ai and Fu’aolealofa Sofara with family members.

Ms. Tauaanae added: “You should go all the way and attain the certificate in adult teaching as there are seven courses that needs to be taken in order for you to fully attain certificates in Adult Teaching.” 

Fu’aolealofa Sofara spoke on behalf of the graduates expressing thanks to each and everyone who supported them.

“During the C.A.T. teaching and learning course, we have learnt a lot, modern professional tools and techniques of course preparation and delivery, to achieve competency in various curriculum delivery processes,” he said.

As a teacher, you prepare with your mind, but you should teach with your heart.

Director of Oloamanu, Lineta Tamanikaiyaroi, said some of the graduates taught at the National University of Samoa.

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