All together 1,241 students graduated in August from MIDROC Group's Unity University in first degree, second degree, diploma and certificate programs. This was Unity University’s 30th graduation ceremony. Another 179 students graduated from Unity University’s Adama Branch with first degrees or diplomas.
The graduation ceremony was held at the Millennium Hall. President of the University and Chief Executive of Midroc, Dr. Arega Yerdaw, said that the University had put special emphasis on management and leadership studies while continuing to provide courses in general engineering, mining, information technology, architecture, urban planning and mechanical engineering. Selam Nurses College will continue to expand its clinical and pharmacy departments. He added that Unity University is working to be Ethiopia’s premier academic institution and centre of excellence for management.
MIDROC’s investment in education continues with the opening of the Unity Academy in the New Year. At the Academy, students can study from kindergarten to 4th grade and prepare themselves for the University. As Chairman of the University, Sheik Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi issued the degrees and diplomas as well as awards to those students who had scored high marks.
As well as promising to make Unity one of the best universities in the world, the Sheikh promised to help the talented disadvantaged who, for economic reasons, are often not able to attend universities. Special awards named after Al Amoudi were also handed out to a number of individuals who contributed significantly to Unity University, including Shetaye Menale as first woman to be Deputy Speaker of the Ethiopian House of Peoples’ Representatives.