By Benjamin Heriberth Noibio
Fabian Epota, President of Bougainville students at Pacific Adventist University (PAU), has committed himself to organise a program to farewell 2015 graduates.
He met with the Bougainville students, both day students and boarders, to talk about the upcoming programs. He said that most of the students from AROB are final year students and they should farewell them before they leave the institution for good.
The students met on Wednesday 7 October during the reserve period, where Mr Epota acknowledged the attendees and carried on with his speech.
Students, both final year and continuing, contributed with their views on the year end program.
“We have been working hand in hand with these graduating students and we should let them go with a smiling face,” Mr Epota said.
“They are the ones who will drive Bougainville forward in the years to come.”
Bougainvillean students have at PAU never done this before; previous students said that most of the year end programs were being done by the graduates themselves. This time it is the opposite, with the yearend program will be done by both continuing and the prospective graduates of the year.
More than eight AROB students will be graduating at the end of the year; these graduating students are from different faculties including business, health science and others. The graduation day will be a day of happiness and sorrow especially for Bougainville students who came this far.
The President also said that the continuing students must see themselves as leaders for tomorrow and a new president must be appointed. The new president must come out clear and start working with the current president before the handover takeover of the leadership is ready either at the end of the year of in the beginning of 2016.
There suggestions already arising that Jonathan Bataru from Manetai, will take the leadership from Mr Epota.