The 31st graduation ceremony for Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) took place on Friday 27th of November, 2015 at Solomon Mahlangu Campus (SMC), Nelson Mandela Freedom Square, Mazimbu in Morogoro, Tanzania. During the ceremony, SUA Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Gerald Monela urged students to apply their newly acquired skills to address a number of challenges facing the agricultural sector.
Addressing the graduates, Acting Vice-Chancellor, Philemon Luhanjo underscored the need for graduates to be ambassadors for SUA by pursuing their careers with both professional and a high level of integrity in their future endeavours. He also encouraged graduates to be innovators and consider pursuing entrepreneurship opportunities that they can initiate.
A total of 2,384 graduates completed their studies at SUA in areas including mathematics, informatics, geography, chemistry and biology. Professor Monera added that he believes the new class of graduates will engineer a transformation in the education sector and address a shortage of not only expertise in science disciplines, but also teachers of science facing Tanzania. During the last graduation ceremony in 2014, a total of 193 of the graduates were trained as teachers of science. Of the graduates, 61 were female and 132 were male. This year, an additional 283 graduates trained in science education took part in the 31st graduation ceremony.
In this year’s graduation ceremony, a total of seven iAGRI-funded students marked the completion of their studies:
COHORT 2 Ramadhani Ali (BSc) and Waziri Majaliwa (BSc), Werefred Michael (MSc)
COHORT 3 Rajabu Kangile(MSc) and Tumaini Masue (MSc)
Congratulations to all of the SUA graduates and to our iAGRI students!