Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat Dame Meg Taylor told the graduands to “always be curious and prepared to learn more”.
Dame Meg was one of the guest speakers at the graduation in Lae last Friday. She was also awarded an honorary doctorate of technology by Unitech on the day.
“It is the very purpose of designing knowledge that changes humans to be creators, inventors and innovators,” Dame Meg told close to 1000 graduands.
“Unitech prepares you to create public value where you put your minds and efforts into practice, whether in the public sector, private sector or civil society/NGO. Apply your knowledge in practical purposes.”
The Pacific Island Forum is a political organisation that services the regional interest of 16 independent Pacific countries, she added.
“In the past year, Papua New Guinea has been the chair of PIF and a key driver in implementing the framework for the pacific region’s policy making.”
As the head of the secretariat, Dame Meg also congratulated students from other Pacific island countries who graduated at Unitech.
“As you embark on the next chapter of your life, I urge you to research your knowledge of interest to contribute in serving the public interest at home, in our region and abroad and to make a real difference for the future,” she added.
“I urge you to find your passion and interest; be curious and produce public interest and public value in what you choose to do. Work hard and choose wisely."