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Graduates encouraged to embrace limitations as opportunities for growth and innovation

Bomana, Port Moresby: “Be creative, be strong, and be shining examples of faith and resilience that our world desperately needs”

These were the positive words by Victor Piniau, the Deputy National Catholic Secretary of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands during the 12th Graduation ceremony of Sacred Heart Teachers’ College, Bomana on November 9, 2023.

In his address, he told the graduates that they would encounter challenges that seemed unbearable, particularly in remote schools with limited resources and encouraged them to be creative.

“It is precisely in these moments of scarcity that your creativity will truly shine. Remember that creativity is not confined to expensive materials or state-of-the-art facilities, but it is a mindset, a willingness to find innovative solutions and to think outside the box”, he said.

Piniau also reminded the graduands that their beliefs and actions will be a testament to the transformative power of education and faith and the impact that they will have on the students and the communities in which they serve.

“In challenging times, it is vital that you remain resilient and steadfast. The lack of resources or uncertain circumstances should never deter you from making a difference. With every hurdle you encounter, remember that you have the ability to adapt, to find creative solutions and to make a lasting impact on the lives of your students”.

Whilst congratulating the students on their determination, passion, and unwavering commitment to educational excellence in embracing their calling to the noble profession of teaching, he also acknowledged the lecturers, benefactors and parents of the students for their tireless efforts in ensuring that they graduated in flying colors.

Piniau was among other high–profiled guests who were present to witness the conferral of the Diploma in Teaching (Primary) and Acceptance of the graduands by the Teaching Service Commission.

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