The University of Nairobi has a tradition of honoring its academic achievers through graduation ceremonies, and this year was no exception. On September 23, 2022, the University of Nairobi held its 67th graduation ceremony.
The PhD students' hybrid event, a mix of virtual and onsite ceremonies, was held at the Famous Taifa Hall, the only one of its kind in the country.
A total of 3553 Graduands received degrees and certificates at the joyous ceremony, along with one Honoris Causa.
For their achievements, the meritorious graduates received a total of 85 PhD, 595 Masters degrees, 2508 Bachelor degrees, 62 Post Graduate Diplomas, and 302 Diplomas.
Prof. Patrick Verkooijen, CEO of the Global Centre for Adaptation, received an honoris causa degree in recognition of his significant contributions to the fight against the main global challenges as well as his outstanding leadership career in climate change and adaptation.
The valedictorian and speaker for the class of 2022, Cynthia Wahito, declared with joy, "Class of 2022, we have made it!
Cynthia told the graduates that, "unlike a book, we can't skip through the pages, we have to go through all these phases of life one at a time," and that graduation is merely the beginning of a new phase in their lives.
Invoking the famous words of Tom Brakel, Wahito challenged her colleagues to view their certification as an alternative means of changing the world rather than merely an exit from their existing circumstances.