Ambo University, Bahir Dar University, Debre Markos, University of Gondar, Mekelle University, Metu University graduates a total of 31,238 students at different levels.

By Desta Gebrehiwot |

Six universities yesterday graduated 31,238 students trained in under and postgraduate programs in regular, continuing and evening programs.

The premises of the Bahir Dar, Mekelle, Gondar, Debre Markos, Metu and Ambo universities were colorful with the presence of government officials, graduates, families and friends of graduates.

Bahir Dar University in particular graduated 8,321 students in the presence of President Dr. Mulatu Teshome and Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Tedros Adhanom.

The university conferred an honorary Doctor of Laws degree to the Republic of Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame for his outstanding achievement in ending genocide, bringing development and empowering women in his country.

After receiving the degree. “ I thank the Bahir Dar University for this honorary degree which pays tribute not only to me but more importantly to the struggle of the Rwandan people for liberation and prosperity.” “This great honor bestowed upon me speaks a lot to how much we can do together as brothers and sisters,” he added.

Mekelle University Commencement Program

Mekelle University Commencement Program

Similarly, Mekelle University graduated a total of 7, 898 students in under and post graduates programs. Some 2,241 graduates were female out of which 623 of them scored 3.5 and above cumulative GPA.

In his address, Tigray State Deputy Chief Ambassador Dr. Addisalem Balema, who is also guest of honor, said that the graduates can exploit the vast job opportunities created in the ongoing development. He noted that the government is always ready to support those who are interested to work.

University President Dr. Kindeya Gebrehiwot on his part said the university is producing efficient, competent and entrepreneur professionals. The university is undertaking various research with the fund 181 million Birr solicited from international organizations.

In related news, University of Gondar graduated 6, 344 students in doctorate, second and first degrees. Some 162 of the graduates are medical doctors.

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Addressing the graduates, Foreign Affairs State Minister Ambassador Taye Atsekeselassie urged students of the university to accord their utmost efforts and knowledge for community services.

Congratulating the students Ambassador Taye said : ” There is nothing exciting than helping fellow community. And to be a professionalism is to be one that gives priority to community services than personal gains” University President Dr. Dessalegn Mengesha on his part said that the university has been making a great contribution in producing efficient skilled man power over the past 60 years. The enrolling capacity of the university has reached 32,000 students.

Dr. Dessalegn urged graduates to materialize their knowledge and skills to help their community with determination and ethics.

Similarly, Debre Markos University graduated 3, 323 students in first and second degree programs, while Metu University and Ambo University graduated a total of 5, 342 students.

Source: The Ethiopian Herald
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