Malé, Maldives – A total of 1,139 students have graduated and received their certificates from Maldives National University (MNU).
The graduates received their certificate during the convocation ceremony of the university, held on Saturday and Sunday.
The highest number of students graduated from MNU’s Nursing School, which included 418 female and 9 male students, totalling to 427 freshly graduated nurses.
Faculty of Education also saw a high number of graduates leaving the university, accounting to 185 students – 152 female and 33 males.
An additional 121 students also graduated from the Faculty of Sharia and Law, including 76 female and 45 male students.
Graduates from other faculties include:
- Faculty of Arts: 49 graduates
- Faculty of Engineering, Science and Technology: 63 graduates
- Faculty of Health Sciences: 73 graduates
- Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Studies: 41 graduates
- MNU Business School: 108 graduates
- Center for Maritime Studies: one graduate
- Center for Foundation Studies: 68 graduates
Out of all the graduates, 12 received the Presidential Award for topping their courses, and 77 received distinction awards.
Speaking at the convocation ceremony, former Prosecutor General Ahmed Muizzu said that educated individuals are respected in the country, and that is also comes with certain expectations of them.
“Society believes educated individuals must be fair. That they must make decisions without any bias. That they must always speak justly,” he said, advising the graduates to practice such virtues.