Wolkite University celebrates the first convocations by 64 students!
Wolkite University (WKU) is among the ten newly founded universities in the year 2012. The foundation stone was laid by the late Prime Minister, His Excellency Mr. Meles Zenawi, in November 2009 in a plain landscape which is quite ideal for academic pursuit. The first sets of students were admitted into the university during the 2011/12 academic year with a student population of 551. These students were assigned in three colleges, College of Engineering and Technology, College of Computing and Informatics, and college of Natural and Computational science with 13 academic programs.
After three consecutive years of the teaching -learning process, the University celebrates the first convocations by 64 students (42 of them are males and the remaining 22 are females in the college of Natural and Computational science within two departments which are Biology(34 students altogether) and Physics (30 students altogether) ) with the presence of honorable and distinguished guests, members of the University board, the surrounding society, society of the University, and students' families. Since the remaining students are assigned in the aforementioned two colleges, they will graduate in five and four years time consecutively according to their own programs.
His Excellency Mr. Shiferaw Shigute, Minister of Education, His Excellency Mr. Mekuriya Haile, Minster of Construction, Urban, and Housing Development and Administrative chair person of the University board, and Dr. Admasu Shibru, President of the University, conferred message and advise to graduates. In the message that they give to the graduates, graduates are responsible in moving the country one step forth, creating their own job, participating in any innovative activities and are liable in changing the theory they have grasped in the class in to practice since one of the main objectives of the establishment of the University is to fill the human resource gap which is existed in the country.
Dr. Admasu Shibru, the President, after he congratulated the graduates, he remarked that graduates are very lucky because they have put their finger print in the history of Wolkite University. He added that, the University will always be beside them and cooperate them in their future work career.
Finally, after awards are given for high achiever students by the distinguished guests, the ceremony ended with the song of the National Anthem.