The East African Community (EAC) Secretary General Dr Richard Sezibera has said education plays a big role in enhancing regional integration.
“Today you are all graduates of one university, and you share the common concepts of your institution – knowledge, wisdom, excellence, God fearing, skilled, proactive, visionary, hardworking and transforming servant leaders. It is these same concepts that have created a clear bond between universities and regional integration,” Ambassador Sezibera, who was chief guest at the 11thgraduation ceremony at Mount Meru University, told the graduates.
He added: “I cannot overemphasize the fundamental role that education plays in uniting people.”
Dr Sezibera also appreciated the efforts by the institute towards achieving academic excellence.
A total of 783 students from Mount Meru University’s main campus in Arusha received their diploma, bachelor’s and master’s degree certificates in Theology, Education and Business.
The EAC, through the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA), is playing a key role in the harmonization of the education systems in the region.
‘This will not only ensure that the established systems conform to the international practices, procedures and guidelines, but will also lead to international credibility and competitiveness’ a release by the EAC states.