BDU graduates 7017 students
BDU: A total of 7017 students who completed their undergraduate and postgraduate programmes graduated at Bahir Dar University at a colourful ceremony graced by the Prime Minister’s Special Legal Advisor Dr.Fasil Nahom.
During the occasion, BDU’s President Dr.Baylie Damtie advised the graduates to impart the knowledge and skill gained during their study in order to uplift the livelihood of both the urban and rural based population. This, he said, would ensure that the Country achieved its growth plan.
In applauding the University’s achievements, Dr.Baylie confirmed that the Institution would continue to support creativity in science and technology among other areas of interest.
He disclosed that the university would train Electrical Engineers who would be deployed to the international market, a move that would help the nation earn the much needed foreign exchange. He urged the graduates to put leverage to break shackles of poverty at country level.
‘’The graduation gown is not only a sign of completion of your study but also a promise of emblem that you made to your beloved nation to serve her on the basis of hard work, integrity and commitment, “said Dr. Baylie.
During the occasion, the University conferred an honorary Doctoral Degree in Science to Dr.Azage Tegegne, the International Livestock Research Institute Director General representative and World Bank and Waltdezni Interantional Agriculture Ambassador.
In his message to graduates, Dr.Fasil Nahom advised them to uphold Ethiopian values and play their role in changing and transforming the nation.
In his address, Professor Ehud Menipaz of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev,Israel emphasized on the importance of leadership. He outlined his personal experience, the global socioeconomic and political conditions, and on the qualities one needed to have to succeed in life.
While congratulating graduates, BDU’s Adimistration Board Chairperson, Alemnew Mekonnen noted that since the nation was in a critical demand for trained human power, the ushering in of the graduates in the labour force would add impetus to accelerate the successful completion of the Growth and Transformation Plan.
He advised graduates to create their own means of breadwinning propositions instead of waiting for the job offer to come to them.
During the function, Dr.Azage Tegegne handed over his more than 250 articles that were published in international journals to Bahir Dar University President Dr.Baylie Damtie for the present and future students of the university.
Presents were Minster of Trade Ministry Kebede Chanie,Mayor of Bahir Dar City Simachew Wondimagegn, and families of graduates.