Tuesday, October 9, 2012


NAIROBI, October 5, 2012 (CISA) – The Catholic University of East Africa held its 27th graduation ceremony today October 5 at Langata campus, presenting the largest number of grandaunts (2700) since its inception.
In his speech, chief guest Ambassador Dr. Richard Sezibera of Rwanda called on the graduands to utilize the knowledge gained in bringing about socio-economic development to the East Africa Community. “As we celebrate our diversity, we also have to nurture our unity. We must have the capacity to look beyond the superficial to the humanity present in each one of us,” he said.
He encouraged the graduands to overcome the challenges and fears bound to be faced in the work place.
Vice Chancellor, Rev. Dr. Pius Rutechura congratulated the graduands saying, “Your resolve and hard work has been rewarded. A degree or diploma obtained at CUEA is unique; it is an indicator of one who has been firmly grounded in the world of academia with integral moral formulation.”
He further highlighted the achievements of the institution. “In the early part of the year, we launched the Institute of Regional Integration and Development (IRID) that offers unique programmes on regional concerns and integration matters up to the post graduate level,” he said.
The university won a hotly contested bid to host the IBM Research Laboratory. This shall be the 12th research laboratory in the world, and the first in Africa.
The vice chancellor said he was certain that the holistic knowledge acquired at CUEA would enable the graduands to make transformative impact on their lives and that of communities at large.
shared from CISA NEWS

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