The Aga Khan University held its 15th Convocation ceremony in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. A total of 27 students were conferred degrees: 22 received master’s degrees in education while five received master’s degrees in medicine.
Former Tanzanian president His Excellency Benjamin Mkapa attended as the Chief Guest of the ceremony. His Excellency called for decisive and servant leadership among the youth, saying that national service is essential to the unity of the people.
“If there is one thing that I believe has defined my career both within government and outside it, it is concern for the common person. Nothing disturbs me more than to see those who have little victimised by those who have much,” President Mkapa said.
The Aga Khan University has equipped nearly 3,000 educators in East Africa with new strategies for enhancing teaching and learning, which has led to better learning outcomes for more than 100,000 students in public and private schools.
“Thanks to a 192 billion shilling investment by AKDN and the French Development Agency, the Aga Khan Health Services now has the capacity to serve more than 1 million patients annually,” AKU President Firoz Rasul said. “With this expansion, AKU introduced new programmes, and today we are graduating our first specialists in surgery and internal medicine, along with specialists in family medicine.”
The convocation ceremony was attended by graduating students, their families, faculty, university partners and government officials. Source