More than 40 students of the Tesese Institute of Secretarial Studies celebrated sweet success yesterday.
The graduation held at the E.F.K.S Youth Hall at Sogi was attended by families, friends and special guests including Teleiai Dr. Lalotoa Seumanutafa, Elder Tauanuu A. Alaimoana and Tagaloa Fepuari Ierome.
In addressing the graduates, Legislative Drafting and Legal Consultant, Teleiai congratulated and wished them the best for the future.
“There is joy and tribulation in the air, there is hope for tomorrow and the promise of bigger dreams to be realised. Today is your day,” said Teleiai.
She encouraged them to make use of their knowledge and understanding for the sake of their families.
“Make use of your strength and understanding to build your family, church and country as a whole. Give your thoughts, your dreams, and your wishes to God in prayer for He will answer all our prayers.”
She also acknowledged the Institute for providing opportunities for the young people of Samoa to study and find themselves jobs.
“I believe that year after year and at every graduation such as this the dream of providing services to Samoa through students that enter the gates of Tesese is realised as Tesese opportunity is offered an available to the majority of school leavers who are not able to get higher educational jobs,” she said.
“[And] because God has plan for every single person He created and Tesese is indeed part of that plan for many of our youths for their development as well as that of their families and villages and our country as a whole.
Catherine Nansen-Talamoni, who spoke on behalf of the graduates, acknowledged the support from their parents, families as well as the Tesese Institute.
• Catherine Nansen- Talamoni - Top Student in International Examinations Conducted by the Commercial Education Society of Australia, Top Student in Office Administration and Computing Diploma Level and DUX 2016
• Sanchez Fepulea’i – Top Student in Office Administration and Computing Level 2
• Maria Anette Gay – Top Student in Office Administration and Computing Level 3
• Lucy Ameto – Top Student in Office Administration and Computing Level 4