Haramaya University (HU) College of Health and Medical Sciences graduated 573 students from various fields in a ceremony held on March 13, 2021 at Chelenqo Hall in Harar.
During the occasion, the College’s Chief Executive Director, Dr Yadeta Dessie, said that the College has so far graduated over 15,000 health professionals in a span of 23 rounds of graduation ceremonies.
It was indicated that this year’s graduation ceremony is special as it took place in line with the College’s 25th anniversary.
President of HU, Dr Jemal Yusuf on his part said that for the past six decades the University has been engaged on a wide range of vital teaching-learning, research and extension as well as community outreach activities.
The President indicated that following the outbreak of Covid19, HU had contributed 100 million birr to the local community and institutions in an effort to combat the pandemic.
The University is striving to contribute its fair share in accomplishing the country’s plan of registering successive growth as it has reached Dr Jemal added.
State minister of Health, Alemtsehay Paulos, conveyed her message to the graduates.
President of Harari Regional State, Ordin Bedri, advised the graduates to be committed in their profession and serve the community with utmost initiation and humanity.
The President also thanked the graduates for their contribution during their stay in the Region. Among this year’s graduates,161 are medical doctors, two are specialists and the remaining are first and second degree holders. It was highlighted that 35.7 percent of the graduates are females.
During the graduation ceremony, the University awarded honorary doctorate degrees to Abadula Gemeda (a politician) and Abdulahi Ali Sherif (owner of a private museum in Harar).
It was indicated that the two honorary doctorate degrees related to Honorary Doctorate Degree of Arts (Doctar of Human Letters) Honoris Causa (DHL) fields.
It is to be recalled that HU graduated more than 4,100 students on various fields two weeks ago.