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On behalf of the University administration, faculty, staff, the graduating class of 2012 and on my own behalf, I wish to welcome all to the 30th Graduation Ceremony of the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton. Similarly may I take this opportunity to sincerely congratulate the class of 2012 and thank you for your hard work which culminates on July 22, 2012 with the declaration of the completion of an important chapter in your academic journey.
You have done your parents, guardians and the University very proud.
Let me also express my sincere appreciation to the Seventh-day Adventist Church who are the founders and owners of this prestigious University. The Seventh-day Adventist Church has a mission which is upheld and advanced by UEAB. Thus our mission is to provide and advance a Wholistic Quality Christian education, which develops men and women to be earnest seekers of truth and be adequately equipped with appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes for service to God and humanity.
I am happy to state that as a University, we have endeavored to live out this mission. As we foster academic excellence and the expansion of knowledge, we also endeavor to meet our stakeholders’ expectations by producing world-class professionals equipped with moral virtues and high emotional intelligence, which are key ingredients for success. I also wish to appreciate and recognize our faculty and staff for the hard work they put in over the past few years to prepare the class of 2012 for this great occasion. Last but not least, allow me to pay special tribute to the parents, guardians and sponsors for the financial and other sacrifices they have made to ensure that this great class receives wholistic Quality Christian Education at UEAB.
As an internationally acclaimed institution, UEAB draws students and faculty from over 20 countries of Africa, Asia, Europe and America. This therefore provides our students, faculty and staff with a great opportunity for international cultural exchange and fusion of ideas thus making them global citizens. UEAB endeavors to contribute to the increase of knowledge for the positive transformation of the lives of our people and the environment. In this regard, there has been collaboration in the area of research, between UEAB and other prestigious organizations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Support Africa International and the National Council of Science and Technology, among others.
We also recognize and appreciate the support of organizations such as Fulbright, DAAD and the Higher Education Loans Board for granting scholarships and loans to a good number of our faculty and students. We are pleased with the support we get from parents, friends collaborators and the alumni. For the alumni, UEAB is waiting for you to do something for her. Her advancement greatly depends on you. We will continue to count on you in our development plans. We therefore appeal to every one of you to renew your commitment to developing UEAB. We invite every parent, guardian, sponsoring organizations and all who wish to have Wholisitc Christian Quality education to choose UEAB. Those who have done so have never regretted. We have much to offer that is unique to us and we encourage you to try us. Even though the new academic year begins on August 1, 2012, you can still be admitted to begin with others provided that you meet the minimum qualification for admission.
In conclusion, class of 2012, I wish you success in everything you will put your hands on. We have done our best in imparting skills and knowledge to you. We also believe that you have learned much from the implicit curriculum. We acknowledge the fact that certain values cannot be taught, they are caught. It is my hope that you have caught some. Therefore, we send you out with confidence that you will exemplify the values and ideals of UEAB. Go out there and make a difference because you are DESTINED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!
Professor Miriam B. Mwita, UEAB Vice-Chancellor