Daystar University held its 34th graduation ceremony on Saturday the 30th day of June 2012 at the Athi River campus. As echoes of jubilant graduands rent the air, speakers called for unity in Kenya and the continent in line with the theme chosen by the graduating class of 2012 – Harmonious living: United peoples, United Nations, United Africa.
The 2012 graduants were elated to finally receive degrees after completing a four year journey.
Mary beth Wangui one of the graduates currently working with Royal media services Hot 96 as a news anchor said.
“I am very very excited about graduating today. It’s been a long four year journey through Daystar, through Shine fm, through C.A.D.S, classes and all that. Thank you daystar, for helping me be the radio personality I am.’’
“I am really excited, feeling really nice. Currently I am in the Broadcasting division and very soon you might see this face, which you can’t see right now, on your T.V. screen,” said Peter Mwangangi, another graduand currently with the Nation Media Group.
The mood on this day was totally different from what some had experienced during rehearsals. Earlier on Friday, some of the students who showed up for the rehearsals had been disappointed, as they had to wait for long hours as the administration helped them prepare for the big day.
“We should explore new ways of ensuring that students know where they will be seated, say by labeling seats earlier,” said Jimmy Ngaga.
All in all, it was for a worthy cause, as come Saturday, the programme was followed to detail. The Afrizo team led by Hellen Mtawali brought the crowd to life as they entertained through their African and contemporary tunes throughout the ceremony.
The event came to a climax when the students were conferred with the power to read and write. Many did not wait to hear the end of the statement, as they thrust their caps to the air in celebration. We wish them the best as they embark on their new journey.
Photos: Irene Majale