East Africa Graduation 2010 concluded on Tuesday with a third ceremony in Tanzania, where the University has extensive expansion plans under way. "In Tanzania, we are establishing AKU's principal campus in East Africa in Arusha, and this campus will house the Faculty of Arts and Sciences as well as graduate schools in several professional areas," said President Firoz Rasul in his address.
One hundred and seventeen students from four different programmes participated in the graduation event held at Diamond Jubilee Hall, Dar es Salaam. Twenty-five students completed a Master of Education, three earned a Master of Medicine, 49 obtained a Bachelor of Science and 40 completed a Diploma in General Nursing. The Honourable Augustino Ramadani, Chief Justice of Tanzania was the chief guest.
Together, 246 people graduated from AKU's East Africa programmes this year. This number is set to grow as the University grows its operations in the region. President Rasul pointed out that the total investment to establish "Aga Khan University's new campuses and programmes in East Africa will exceed US$ 700 million, bringing over 6,000 new jobs to these countries."