BY JOY OFASIA
AFTER two years of academic studies, under the Institute of Tourism and Hospitality at the Solomon Islands National University, Kukum Campus in Honiara, Teasanau, 26 from Malaita province received her recognition award certificate at the official 2019 graduation ceremony held at the Maranatha Hall in Honiara.
“During my preliminary years in high school, I always admire tourists coming onto our shores and more especially the progressive growth of in the country’s tourism sector.
“Whilst acknowledging such facts, I decided that now it is the right time to pursue further studies in tourism and hospitality so that in the near-future can contribute to the Tourism Industry in the country,” she delightfully recalled.
Vicky said to be able to achieve such academic qualification is a dream come true.
“Now that I have achieved my academic dream, it is very timely to search for employment experience in the country’s tourism sector. Despite, a new beginning in my quest for job experience, my future goal is to establish and manage a business in tourism and hospitality.
“This is my dream and I am working on it starting from now and into the future,” she added.
Despite, very proud of her achievements, Vicky thanked God for giving her the wisdom and knowledge to achieve her academic dream and she also acknowledged her parents for their overwhelming moral and financial support towards her endeavor in education.
She encouraged other youths in the country to pursue further academic studies in tourism and hospitality.
“The main benefits of tourism and hospitality are income creation and generation of jobs. It generates a lot of income. Today, it has become an important sector that has an impact on the development of the Solomon Islands economy.”