Thursday 15th August was a remarkable date in the history of the National University of Equatorial Guinea (UNGE), with the graduation of 1322 graduates from their university faculties and schools, at a ceremony that was overseen by the Head of State, H. E: Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.
The ceremony was also attended by the President of the Democratic Republic of SAPound o Tome and Principe, H. E. Evaristo Calvalho, the Magnificent Rector from the Central Africa Afro-American University, Pedro Enrique, the President of the Equatorial Guinea Academy of the Spanish Language, representatives from the Catholic University of Central Africa, with its headquarters in Cameroon, the Vice Prime Minister and Minister for Education, University Teaching and Sports, Clemente Engonga Nguema Onguene, and the national university community.
The order of protocol included speeches by the Mayor of Djibloho, a technical report from the Minister for Public Works and Infrastructures, Diosdado Nsue Medja, who pointed out that the AUCA covers an area of 82 hectares, with various buildings including a rectory, faculties, libraries, halls of residence and sports facilities. The work was carried out in 48 weeks at a cost to the Government of 188 thousand million Franco CFA.
There were also speeches by the Magnificent Rector of the National University of Equatorial Guinea, Filiberto Ntutuma Nguema Nchama, and the Vice Prime Minister and Head of Education, University Teaching and Sports, Clemente Engonga Nguema Onguene.
Before the speech by the Head of State, certificates were presented to the 1322 graduates.
H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, in his speech, gave a brief history of the training of human resources in colonial and post-colonial times, up to the creation of the UNGE. He also had advice for the graduates to use without complexes and with professionalism their university qualifications.
Furthermore, the Head of State proposed to the Government and the university community the designation of 15th August as UNGE Day, in addition to it being the anniversary of the Constitution or Magna Carta of Akonibe. After a group photo, the Head of State and his Santomean counterpart continued with the inauguration of the AUCA, followed by a visit to its facilities, and concluding with the two signing the institution visitors’ book.
The graduation this year was remarkable for being the largest and for falling between two historic dates, the 50th Anniversary of national Independence and the 40th Anniversary of the Freedom Coup, it being the political vision of H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo to provide the country with middle and senior levels.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office