Aga Khan University’s 13th Convocation Ceremony, Nairobi, Kenya

Aga Khan University’s 13th Convocation Ceremony, Nairobi, Kenya
Aga Khan University graduands follow proceedings during a graduation ceremony at the institution in Nairobi on February 15, 2017. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Aga Khan University graduands urged to utilise knowledge to transform society

Nairobi, Kenya, 15 February 2017 – Graduands at the Aga Khan University’s convocation ceremony in Nairobi were encouraged to use their skills and knowledge to pursue ambitious, far-reaching initiatives that would impact as many lives as possible.

  • In her speech, Chief Guest Professor Collette Suda, Principal Secretary, State Department for University Education, Ministry of Education, explained that making an extraordinary impact requires one to go beyond one’s professional obligations and day-to-day commitments by tackling the root causes of problems.
  • In his welcome address, AKU President Firoz Rasul also urged graduands to apply their education to the most pressing problems of the day. Graduands did not have to look far to achieve significant change because acute problems such as poverty, hunger, preventable illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, illiteracy and prejudice were ever-present not only in Kenya but across the developing world.

More here: http://www.akdn.org/press-release/aga-khan-university-graduands-urged-utilise-knowledge-transform-society

  • Event summary: link
  • Speech by chief guest, Prof. Collette A. Suda: link
  • Speech by AKU President, Mr. Firoz Rasul: link
  • Valedictory speech: link

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