ADDIS ABABA – President Sahle-Work Zewde has encouraged new graduates to become part of a solution to Ethiopia’s problems using their skills and knowledge acquired during their time in University as six universities hold graduation ceremonies today.
President Sahle-Work made her commencement address to thousands of Addis Ababa University graduates in a ceremony held at Friendship Square on Saturday.
The President has congratulated this year’s graduates for overcoming challenges and completing their education successfully.
A total 14, 433 students from six public Universities’ Class of 2022 have received their degrees in various fields of studies today.
Learning is about bringing about a change in behavior, said president Sahle-work, describing higher institutions as places where ideas are generated, communicated, and accommodated freely.
That is why the new graduates are expected to come up with ideas of crucial importance to improve living conduction, development, and good governance in their country, said Sahle-work.
Addis Ababa University graduated the most today with 5, 058 students receiving their degrees from various training programs. About 1,654 of them are women.
Wolaita Sodo University also graduated 4,400 students including 1,343 women, while about 1,766 students including 454 women graduated from Jigjiga University.
Bule Hora University also graduated 1,493 students including a 70-year-old student, Ali Safa, with a second degree in marketing management.
Injibara university and Oda Bultum Universities graduated 974 (428 women) and 742 (268 women) students on Saturday.
The graduation season in Ethiopia started with a dozen public universities across the nation graduating class of 2022 a fortnight ago.