Graduates challenged to do things the right way


FORMER Prime Minister Sir Rabbie Namaliu has challenged graduates of the University of Natural Resources and Environment to do things the right way, both ethically and legally.
A total of 134 students graduated in various fields of study at the East New Britain campus including one with a Masters in Management degree, eight with Certificate in Management, 53 with the Bachelor of Tropical Agriculture, five with the Bachelor of Fisheries Marine Resources, 51 with the Diploma in Tropical Agriculture and 16 with the Diploma in Fisheries Marine Resources.
Sir Rabbie said: “You leave this place with more than a piece of paper and letters after your name. You leave with a responsibility
to take your learning and your knowledge and apply it to good works.
“You leave with a responsibility to care about the most precious things that God has entrusted to use – our land, water, air, plants and animals.
“And you leave with a responsibility to yourself – to make good on the promise others have seen in you and to work hard and true for those who will follow in your footsteps.”
As the university’s name suggests, he said their education was about wisely managing the natural resources and the environment so that their children and the children who followed them could
enjoy the benefits that come from the land, water, air, plants and animals.
Sir Rabbie said he hoped students learned from past mistakes of leaders and not repeat them, particularly in regard to the wise management of mineral and petroleum resources, agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries.