On 20th July, 2019 Yom Institute of Economic Development (YIED) in collaboration with Debre Markos University held a very colorful graduation ceremony in the presence of members of the Institute, other invited guest and families of the graduates at the UNECA Hall in Addis Ababa. His Excellency Mr Sisay Tola, State Minister for FDRE Innovation and Technology Ministry, was the honorable guest on the event. A total of 475 students who have completed their study were graduated at the ceremony all of which are Masters level in Project Planning and Management, Development Economics and Business Administration. Of all the graduates 147 are females.
The managing Director Mr Anteneh Dagnachew on the event highlighted the major focus areas and achievements of YIED in the academic year. As said by the managing director, YIED has committed itself to ensuring quality of education in collaboration with all relevant stakeholders and engaged in need researches on pertinent issues of high priority to the society. It has been engaged with international research and education institutions on projects of very relevant nature scaled up its ability to deal with practical socio- economic challenges and promoted its image at the international level.
YIED, according to him, in the academic year, has introduced a standard planning, reporting and evaluation system and started reform measures to ensure the delivery of modern and efficient service delivery system.
The guest of honor on his part advised the graduates stating what is waiting them is a bright future a head and as fresh, motivated and youngsters they can make anything good to happen. Thus, he said, they must be ready to further educate themselves as knowledge and information flows in unending dynamic process of discovery and rediscovery. He noted that they must serve humanity, be rational,make the best use out of their knowledge, skills and abilities, to be partisans of peace, development, democracy and unity in your country.
At the subsequent stages the Head of the Registrar and the Academic Dean presented the graduates in their respective departments. Outstanding students from each program have also received awards from the guest of honor, Mr Sisay Tola and invited guest Dr Nigussie Mitiku, CEO of Ethiopia Broadcasting Corporation.