Dear class of 2017, Your years of hard work and dedication to your academic success have paid off. On behalf of the Jimma University community, please accept my sincere congratulations on your graduation.
Graduation is amajor life accomplishment, you should be proud of. It is even more exciting if you see this as a step toward great successes in the years ahead.You are laying the foundation for a better life for you and your family and, for the community.
Graduation is a time to recognize the completion of a program of study and to celebrate a beginning, the commencing of a new chapter in your life. You have worked hard to achieve this milestone in youracademic career.
Your journey to this point may have seemed overwhelming as you coped with rigorous course loads, dealt with financial challenges or faced other worries that sometimes put you in doubt. Through it all, you remained faithful to your goal—a symbol of your determination- The entire community of Jimma University honors your achievement.
I hope you have benefited from your time in Jimma University and have been witness to the university’s effort to advance as a premier university in teaching, research and community service. I also know that, you have also contributed in making Jimma University a better place, to learn and to thrive.
As you continue on your journey, know that you are always welcome at Jimma University.
I am proud to congratulate you as you complete this significant milestone in your life.
Congratulations once again,
Professor Fikre Lemessa