THE acting vice-chancellor of the University of PNG, Vincent Malaibe, has told graduates of the Don Bosco Technological Institute in Port Moresby to uphold their core values to make the right decisions in life.
Malaibe, who was the keynote speaker at the institute’s 16th graduation last Thursday, told the 259 graduating students last Thursday that “priceless values like honesty, trust, solidarity and loyalty will guide you and bring you to what is out there for you”.
“You need values that will guide you to make decisions. You decide in what you want to do and you manage your decisions,” he said.
The graduation was based on the theme: “In unity we empower and transform the society through Bosconian values”.
The students graduated with diplomas and degrees in various fields: 20 in maintenance fitting and machinery, 28 in motor vehicle maintenance, 44 in electrical work, 47 in electronics, 59 in computing and 61 with the Bachelor of Education.
Felix Taunega, the 2017 students’ council president, was awarded the St Dominic Savio Service Award and the year’s most outstanding award, the St John Bosco Leadership award for upholding the core Bosconian values and showing competence and character as a Bosconian.
“We will never forget the important values you have shown to us, especially perseverance and honesty,” said Taunega.
“If you want change to happen then you should be the first one to make it happen,” Taunega said, challenging fellow graduates.
Also present at the graduation was acting commissioner of the Teaching Service Commission Samson Wangihomie, who commissioned 61 Bachelor of Education graduates and welcomed them to their careers.