Tuesday, 3 February 2009 10:53 AM

Student Puts Theory to Practice

A student currently taking a break from school is putting theories into practice to test, as he puts it, "my capability in the field."

The final year Bachelor of Commerce student, Ronald Houpuriouou, who studies at Fiji's University of the South Pacific's Laucala campus said what has been learnt in classrooms has been put to practice over the holiday.

"I am using the break to test my skills by helping to fix computers for private firms in Honiara and I find it interesting and exciting at the same time when I break through a problem," Ronald told Solomon Times.

He said doing odd jobs around the city is a learning ground for him as he learns new things and boost his ideas on what he has been learning the past years on information system.

The 26 years old student who takes double major in accounting and information systems said fixing computers is "becoming a hobby".

"These are two completely different fields altogether so accounting is the target field for future prospects but computing will be a hobby for private business which I will be doing on the side," a smiling Ronald explained.

Ronald, who hails from Riverside of Small Malaita, having completed form seven at Selwyn College was among many fortunate Solomon Islands government-sponsored students to take up studying abroad in 2006.

"We don't learn everything just on theory alone, we need to put to practice what we learn in order to understand and get more experience in whatever field we are doing," he said.

He advised students who are still studying to make use of what they have learnt at the USP so that it will help enhance their skills and knowledge when they go back to school.

Ronald will be among more than 400 students who will leave the country to resume studies by second week of this month.


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