Sēmisi Palaki Māvaetangi has successfully completed his Bachelor in Information Technology at AIS St Helens in Auckland, New Zealand.
But an award for his graduation was presented in Tonga on Wednesday during the Tongan Institute of Higher Education (TIHE) and Tongan Institute of Education graduation in Nuku’alofa at Queen Salote Memorial Hall.
Māvaetangi was among 400 graduates who had been awarded during the ceremony.
It is understood he requested his graduation ceremony to be made in Tonga.
Dr. Julia Hennessy, the president of AIS institutes was at the ceremony and she commended Māvaetangi’s award and the Tongan graduation ceremony.
“Auckland Institute of Studies shares a special partnership with TIHE so it was rewarding to be in Tonga when Mr Semisi Mavaetangi had his Bachelor of Information Technology degree confirmed at the ceremony.
Semisi completed his bachelor’s qualification at Auckland Institute of Studies before returning home to Tonga,” Dr. Hennessy said.
“Congratulations Tonga for continuing to raise the knowledge economy of your Kingdom.”
Mavaetangi went to Tonga College where he completed his Form 7 before completing a Diploma in Information Technology (DIT) at Tonga Institute of Higher Education (TIHE).
He just got a new job as an IT Administrator at Digicel telecommunication.
“My job is to monitor users and internet usage of our customers, database, server admin and information security are the most useful modules that are applicable to the job in my field.”
The graduation’s Guest of Honour was Her Majesty Queen Nanasipau’u Tuku’aho.