total of 166 students who form the third batch of the American International
University West Africa (AIUWA), graduated on Saturday following their intensive
degree studies in different fields, including nursing, medicine,
pharmaceuticals and information technology.
Held at the Kairaba beach hotel in Kololi, the graduation was graced by senior government officials, representatives of Universities in the country, families and friends of the graduates.
Chancellor and founding President Dinesh Shukla, commended the government and authorities of The Gambia for their continued support, vision and guidance to enable the institution fulfill its vision. “This country is great and peaceful and today, we are here to celebrate. You have finished one level of your education so you have to celebrate that,” Mr. Shukla told the graduates.
While celebrating the achievement of the graduates, Mr. Shukla told them that they have worked hard to reach to this point, saying through their sweat and tears, they have now come to a new phase in their lives.
He spoke with certainty that during their time at the university, the graduates have been transformed in both mind and heart with a spirit of compassion, truth, professionalism and service that extend beyond.
American International University West Africa (AIUWA) is a registered and approved institution of higher education by Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology and Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Government of The Gambia.
Cost effective and World-Class education is available to qualified and motivated students directly after High School.
Dr. Makie Taal, vice president chancellor of the University said they have been always there for the students throughout their years of studies. ¨You have undoubtedly worked hard and demonstrate unwavering diligence and resilience over the years to earn yourselves a degree from AIUWA,” he said.
He implored the graduates to embrace the university’s culture through the technical knowledge and skills it offered to them, through its evolving unique interdisciplinary programmes that he said is international in nature.
¨I am confident that those attitude, knowledge and skills will surely place you in front to become Gambia’s future leaders and Africa and the entire world. Whom much is given, much is expected. Your families have gone through great expenses to train you to become professionals.”
He implored the graduates to continue working hard and develop their career to make them proud.
Among speakers who gave motivational speeches were the permanent secretary at the ministry of higher education, the director of health services and many.
Director of health service Dr. Samba Ceesay said since its coming to The Gambia, AIUWA have graduated 300 health professionals, majority of whom are now working in the country. “As health professionals, you must always maintain professionalism,” he told the graduates.