Madda Walabu University (MWU), in a colorful ceremony, has graduated 3,533 students in in different fields of study on July 1, 2017 with the presence of H.E. Dr. Gemedo Dalle, State Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change as well as Board Chairperson of MWU and other respected delegates and students’ families.
Out of the total number of graduates, 2,146 earned their undergraduate degrees and 56 earned their second degree (masters-level) while the remaining 1331 received post graduate diploma training (PGDT) certificate.
Dr. Habtamu Teka, President of MWU, while addressing an opening speech, has welcomed the invited guests, families of the graduates and he has expressed his best wishes to the graduating students, Class of 2017. Dr. Habtamu has presented the major activities and achievements MWU in the academic year of 2016/2017 and he has also made a comprehensive speech about the University’s academic, research and community service activities carried out in the academic year.
Guest of honor of the ceremony, H.E. Dr. Gemedo Dalle, congratulated the students and said that graduation is the result of years of hard work, dedication, and commitment by students, parents, teachers, and the university community. Since the country enacted its growth and transformation plan, the nation is witnessing remarkable achievements in real GDP growth at all levels. To continue this development, he says, a lot is expected from the graduating students to realize our economic vision, which is becoming a middle income country by 2025.
During the commencement ceremony, Mr. Sano Kadir, Directorate of Registrar and Alumni Director of MWU, presented the graduates in their respective colleges. Students graduating with distinction from each department have received awards from the University management and the guest of honors of the ceremony.
It was noted that, with a total of more than 17, 500 students, Madda Walabu University has reached in providing 46 undergraduate and 23 masters-level programs. Furthermore, the University has inaugurated its third campus in Shashamane in June 2017.
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