Corrections Officer Jone Tubunaruarua has set his sights on becoming a doctor.
This is after completing a six-week course at Naboro Corrections Complex and receiving two certificates – Basic Orderly Course and the World Rugby Physiological Course.
He says it has given him the impetus to strive for higher education and qualifications.
Mr Tubunaruarua was studying to be a doctor from 2008–2010, but decided to take a break and join the Fiji Corrections Service.
He thanked the Fiji Corrections Service for organising the Basic Orderly Course and Fiji Rugby Union for the World Rugby Physiological Course.
Speaking at the certificate presentation, Fiji Corrections Service (FCS) Commissioner Francis Kean thanked the course participants for completing the six-week course.
He said the course was timely and they would use what they learned not only at their work areas, but also to help the public.
Mr Kean said some of them had also received certificates for other courses such as Red Cross and Caring for the Elderly for example.
He said two officers would be posted to Nasinu Corrections Complex to look after the elderly.
Mr Kean also thanked the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Fiji Rugby Union (FRU), John O’Connor, for supplying the materials and staff for the World Rugby Physiological Course.
He said the officers would be able to help in local rugby matches when required.
A total 26 Corrections officers around the country participated received certificates after successfully completing the six-week course.