Graduation ceremony of class of 2019 was rather extra ordinary. The graduation ceremony was so colorful in many aspects from preparation of the venue, i.e. ASTU stadium to the smart events of awarding outstanding students and inspiring speeches among other things. ASTU’s stadium was decorated in stylistic manner for the occasion. Oromia Police marsh band graced the ceremony.
What makes this year’s graduation unique is the fruition of ASTU’s distinctive curriculum whereby students graduated from both Dual Degree program and Fast Track program. In the Dual Degree program, high performing students will be able to graduate with two majors at the time and in the Fast Track program, high performing students will graduate at least one year ahead of the planned duration of their stay.
The graduation ceremony was attended by Mr. Shimelsi Abdisa, Vice president of Oromia regional state and guest honor and Professor Hirut Woldemariam, Minister of MoSHE, who addressed the class of 2019.
The guests of honor gave inspiring speeches for the graduates and the attendees at large.
Professor Hirut expressed her pride and well wishes for the new graduates as they face the next chapter of their lives. In this regard, she called upon the graduates to nurture an open mind and be optimistic.
Mr. Shimelis on his part described universities as spaces for exploration, critical analysis and research, requiring engagement with various thoughts; not venues of hate and bigotry. He also encouraged the graduates to commit to principles of service, giving, resilience and love.
Adama Science and Technology University is colorfully hosted its 3rd International Research Symposium on Emerging Technologies and Energy for Sustainable Development from May 9 – 11, 2019 at Adama Ethiopia. The Symposium Serves as Platform for National and International Scholars and Researchers in the Field of Science and Technology to Share Scientific Knowledge and Create Strong Research Collaboration.
Adama Science & Technology has launched digital literacy program that aims at capacitating its community to use information and communication technologies (ICT) effectively. Digital literacy helps for bridging the digital divide within the community. In this tech-dependent world, the internet, search engines, email programs, blogs, and online videos have all contributed to our expanding knowledge and capabilities. This requires the community to have both cognitive and technical skills. It is hoped that this training can help the trainees to utilize the existing connectivity, basic computer skills and high-level cognitive skills for finding, evaluating, ethically using, creating, and sharing information.
Professor Jemal H. Abawaji, a renowned professor from Australia made an inspiring presentation titled, “4th Industrial Revolution: its implication for Ethiopia”. The professor is an affluent well-versed researcher who can contribute to the development of our nation if concerned officials make arrangements. The professor has reiterated his desire to contribute to the development of Ethiopia!!
The organizing committee did a great job in identifying and locating him for this occasion!!!