By JINA AMBA
AFTER completing grade 12 in 2010, Francis Bii could not make it into any tertiary institution because his parents could not afford his school fees.
It was, therefore, a proud moment for Bii, when he graduated with a diploma in law prosecution from the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) yesterday.
Bii said when he finished his secondary school, his parents could not afford his fees to continue his education because he had other siblings that were in school so he stayed home.
Bii, from Jiwaka, is a police constable and a member of National Capital District dog unit.
He said in 2013, he applied to join the police force and he was accepted.
In 2014, he was sent to the Bomana Police Training College and did his six months training and was posted to Western Highlands.
Bii said during the 2018 Apec meeting, he was sent to Port Moresby for training.
He said during that time, he applied to take a diploma in law prosecution at UPNG and was accepted.
Bii studied from 2019 to 2020 and received his diploma yesterday.
He said he faced difficulties, distractions and challenges during the course of his studies, but persevered because it was his main goal.
He said even though he did not enter the system through the normal process like other students, he had a dream and vision to achieve and he did.
Bii encouraged others not to give up.
“If there is a will, there will always be a way,” he said.
He is married to a woman from Enga and they have a son.
Bii thanked his wife for her support during his years of study.
By JINA AMBA