The first private university in Benin Republic, Houdegbe North American University, have been charged to set their vision and make it a mission as the University graduates new set of Students.
The 24-year-old bilingual university known for its rich blend of students from different cultures and countries held her “Remise de Diplomes 2016’’ (“Convocation Ceremony 2016’’) at the Convocation Square with over 2000 graduates in attendance.
Dignified citizens of Benin Republic were present to offer their final words to the graduates as they transit from the school to the professional world.
Among those present were Dr Dare Arokoyo, who charged them to “go out there to make a difference and etch their names in the annals of history.”
He urged the new graduates to embrace determination, patience, focus, confidence and discipline as the requisite dispositions needed to excel within the wider scope of life.
Mr Innocent Ariremako, the Vice Dean of School of Language, Translation and Mass Communication, advised the graduates to achieve great things and strive for excellence whilst they put their trust in God all the way.
The deans of each department presented their students to the university’s president, Prof Dada Awiyan Houdegbe, for the conferment of the degrees.
Houdegbe congratulated all the graduates and commended their perseverance to have completed the school’s requirements necessary for awarding a Bachelors Degree.
He also noted that the university system in Benin Republic needs a re-organisation that ensures that university degrees are not awarded for two-year studies.
“Houdegbe North American University has been the first private university in Benin Republic and would remain the first”, he said.
Some of the graduates received awards from the President for their outstanding performances both in character and in learning at the event.
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