By Goth Mohamed Goth
Hargeisa-HE President Ahmed Mohamed Mahmoud (Silanyo) was the guest of honor at a graduation function held for a 416 students, the sixth batch to graduate from the various faculties of ADMAS University at a ceremony which was held today at Mansoor hotel, Hargeisa.
President Silanyo speaking during the Graduation ceremony lauded the graduating students for the hard work and diligence and that they are expected to become leaders in their communities and public services and capable of becoming fully competitive in all sectors and that they are the future of this country hence the need for them to be ingenious when it comes to employment, he also urged local enterprises to invest in local talents.
Among those receiving credentials from President Silanyo was senior member of the house of Elders Guurti Haji Abdi Karim Hussein (Abdi Warabe) who today was a recipient of an honoree degree by the university.
The ADMAS Univesity board also announced that they will begin offering Haji Abdi Waraabe scholarships in the near future in honor of the senior elder for his work in peace building.
The Chancellor of ADMAS university Mr. Ixsaan Omar Ismael speaking during the occasion congratulated the graduates, reminded them that they had come here with many dreams and goals and they leave here with a love for learning, extraordinary credentials and boundless opportunities for you shall maximize the knowledge and skills you procured at Admas to the next level both horizontally and vertically with Admas as learning doesn’t have destination to stop.
The officials witnessed the biggest graduation from the Addis Ababa based university since first opening its doors in Hargeisa in 2006.
Admas is one of two Ethiopian high learning institutions that offer their services to Somaliland students. Students and officials praised the relationship between the two Horn of African neighbours.
The college has also launched its distance learning program which is intended to cater the Somaliland population with university education level without actually requiring them to attend regular classes of the university. This program will enable the young Somali-Landers and adults craving for university level education but lacking the opportunity due to their inability to actually attend the regular classes because they are employed or tied up to businesses in places prohibitively far from the operating sites of the university college.