Amsalu Bedemo (PhD)
President, Assosa University
It gives me a great pleasure to congratulate you upon the successful completion of your degree program. You dreamed and believed; and your dreams have come true. Graduation celebration event is an enjoyable moment in history of your life where you celebrate the fruits of your hard work, your family’s persistent support and your friend’s care. It is special event for you, graduates of this batch, as you are the first graduating batches in the history of Assosa University. Congratulations!
I believe that you have gained all the necessary knowledge, skill and attitude to be a professional in your field of study. Besides the formal education, I hope you have learned a lot from every bit of life during your stay on campus. It is a great success. But I would like to remind you that graduation is not the end of academic life, rather it is the beginning of translating the knowledge, skill and attitude you have gained so far into real world practice where you continue to learn more in practical life. So it is a phase of transition from one dimension of learning (in classrooms) to life-long learning in practical world.
After graduation, you will begin a journey of independent life where you cannot blame anybody for what happens in your life. It is your choice and your decision that determines your success in the remaining part of your life. So don’t let chances, external environment and circumstances guide and decide your future. The knowledge and experience you have gained along with your power to act and decide should take the lead.
Above all, it is the proper time to make yourself ready to contribute to the realization of Growth and Transformation Plan of the country. Now you have the opportunity for this. It time to contribute to the betterment of social life of the society, to the nurturing of democratic culture, peaceful coexistence of the people and economic development of the country. That why you are here!
Congratulations once again and wish you all the best.