A total of 123 students graduated from the Massawa-based College of Science and Marine Technology in degree and diploma in the fields of Marine Science, Sea Farming, Marine Technology, Marine Engineering and Fishing. Massawa, 23 January 2011 – A total of 123 students graduated from the Massawa-based College of Science and Marine Technology in degree and diploma in the fields of Marine Science, Sea Farming, Marine Technology, Marine Engineering and Fishing.
During the graduation ceremony on January 21, the Minister of Marine Resources, Mr. Tewolde Kelati, handed prizes and certificates to students who demonstrated excellence in their academic pursuits. He further stated that the graduation event is the outcome of the substantial investment being made in human resource development.
Mr. Tewolde pointed out that the occasion shoulders heavy responsibility on the graduates towards effectively harnessing the virgin marine resource and its coastline for the benefit of the people and the nation.
The Dean of the College, Dr. Zakeria Abdelkerim, said on his part that the 3rd graduating batch includes 63 in degree and 60 in diploma, and that it is graduating in Marine Technology at the degree level for the first time.
Noting that about 700 students are currently pursuing degree and diploma courses in the college, he explained that 10 graduate-assistant lecturers are following post-graduate studies abroad, while 5 others would be sent abroad shortly. The necessary infrastructure facilities have also been put in place in the College so as to efficiently carry out the teaching-learning process, Dr. Zakeria added.
A representative of the graduates expressed determination to live up to the nation’s expectations.