In his graduation speech, Albert D Bangura, a young Sierra Leonean who graduated as valedictorian from BAU Cyprus, emphasized the importance of education and the power it holds to change the world. He expressed his gratitude towards the professors, administrative staff, and every staff member at BAU Cyprus for their support and guidance throughout his academic journey.
Albert shared his humble beginnings, growing up in a small village in Sierra Leone with limited resources. However, his thirst for knowledge and determination to make a difference pushed him to pursue education with unwavering commitment. Despite financial constraints, he sought knowledge from friends and teachers, borrowing books and studying tirelessly.
Albert acknowledged the support he received from remarkable individuals, particularly Mama Tejansie, without whom he wouldn’t have been able to achieve his goals. He also expressed his gratitude towards the TRNC State Scholarship, which allowed him to study computer engineering at BAU Cyprus, giving him a golden opportunity to shape his future and impact the world. As a member of the Class of 2023, he considers himself and his fellow graduates as ambassadors of this nation.
As they venture beyond the walls of BAU Cyprus, Albert urged his fellow graduands to remember that learning and hard work are lifelong pursuits. He encouraged them to embrace the challenges that lie ahead and approach every obstacle with determination. He emphasized the importance of maintaining a hard-working attitude and eagerness to learn, as instilled by their professors and mentors at BAU Cyprus.
Albert also highlighted the significance of BAU Cyprus as an institution to be proud of. He proposed that those who still have some years left at the university recognize their luck and privilege in attending an institution with strong traditions, outstanding facilities, and amenities. He emphasized that BAU Cyprus is not just a building or a place for fun and enjoyment but a place where leaders and problem solvers are produced with great zeal and zest.
In conclusion, Albert congratulated the Class of 2023 and expressed his belief in their ability to achieve greatness in all their future endeavors. He urged them to carry the values and traditions instilled in them by BAU Cyprus and be proud ambassadors of the institution. He left them with a quote by Nelson Mandela, emphasizing the power of education to change the world. Albert’s graduation speech serves as a testament to the transformative power of education and the impact it can have on individuals and societies.
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