The 26th round members of the National Service and 6th round Vocational Training Center Sawa students graduated on 13 July in the presence of President Isaias Afwerki, Ministers, Army Commanders, regional Administrators, PFDJ officials, heads of national associations, parents and invited guests.
Sawa, 13 July 2013- The 26th round members of the National Service and 6th round Vocational Training Center Sawa students graduated on 13 July in the presence of President Isaias Afwerki, Ministers, Army Commanders, regional Administrators, PFDJ officials, heads of national associations, parents and invited guests.
In a speech he delivered on the occasion, President Isaias Afwerki pointed out that the main objective and mission of Sawa is to build a sovereign nation, build human potentials as well as nurturing able youths and that the investment that is being made towards capacity building and experience has significantly contributed to the national objective of reducing zero wastage of human resources.
The President further indicated that in order to nurture the required human capacity, different development programs have been charted to deploy the country’s human resources to national development endeavors. He further called on the youths, teachers and parents to reinforce participation for the success of the programs.
Also speaking on the occasion, Col. Debesai Gide, Commander of National Service Training Center, said that during their stay in Sawa the students received the necessary education and training, and that they have reached to this day coping with challenges. He also stated that like their brothers who have passed through Sawa they are shouldering the responsibility of safeguarding national sovereignty, reinforcing nation building as well as foiling external conspiracies against the Homeland.
Col. Debesai called on the youths to live up to expectations of the Government and people for the opportunity provided them, chart their short and long-term vision to improve their livelihood and contribute to national development endeavors.
Mr. Tesfaledet Tekle, Director of the Sawa Vocational Training Center, on his part explained that the 6th round Vocational Training Center students have been trained in 19 disciplines in five schools and that 2,161 students, out of 38.7% are females, are being graduated. He further indicated that the objective of the Training Center is to nurture youths equipped with skill and discipline, and that thanks to the integrated efforts of teachers, staff and stakeholders, the mission has been accomplished.
Likewise, a representative of the graduates congratulate the fellow batch and teachers, and explained that the Government has been making substantial investment on youths so that they develop their capacity and play due role in national development endeavors. He further stated that during their stay in Sawa they have been able to identify their inclination and capacity, and expressed their readiness to shoulder responsibility and back up the national development programs.
After displaying The graduates after displaying different military maneuvers the graduates oath of allegiance in the name of martyrs in front of their Government and people to diligently serve the nation. Different awards were handed by President Isaias and others for outstanding students in both academic and military training.
Performances by Misli and Wari cultural troupes added color to the ceremony.