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AAU holds 68th commencement

Addis Ababa University graduated 9724 students during its 68th commencement ceremony held on Saturday July 7, 2018 at Millennium Hall. 2768 of the graduates were females. Of the total graduates, 6033 were undergraduate and 3680 postgraduate.

 Guest of honor of the ceremony H.E. Mulatu Teshome, FDRE President, warmly congratulated graduates, families and friends.

You have gained necessary knowledge and skill during your stay on campus, said the president, as you prepare to leave the University, I ask you to do something with that knowledge and make a better world.

The president also appreciated Addis Ababa University’s incredible contribution for the country’s development through producing skilled man power and conducting demand based research.

The president also reiterated government’s commitment to put in place adequate learning support that will facilitate equitable quality education.

 Professor Tassew Woldehanna, AAU President, addressing the graduates said, “Today’s commencement is unique as it happened while the country is moving to new level of political and economical reforms.”

He further stated that the number and quality of research outputs published on reputable journals by AAU researchers and postgraduate students, is significantly increasing making AAU among top preeminent higher education institutions in Africa.

 “When you leave here today and commence the next stage of your life look at all that you have accomplished today, use it as fuel to venture forth and do what is expected,” added the president.

In attendance were ministers, ambassadors and invited guests. The program was live televised on EBC and Walta Television.