It was stated that Near EastUniversity, Atatürk Faculty of Education and Faculty of Arts and Sciences had held a magnificent graduation ceremony for their graduates of the Fall Term of the Academic Year 2015-2016.
According to the press info release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, Vice Rector of Near East University, Prof. Dr. Fahreddin Sadıkoğlu; Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Prof. Dr. İlkay Salihoğlu; Dean of Atatürk Faculty of Education, Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Uzunboylu; Academic Members and Students of NEU were present at the graduation ceremony.
Furthermore, it was expressed that the graduation ceremony had started with a one minute’s silence, followed by the national anthem. This was later followed by the mini-concert of the choir of the NEU Department of Music. Subsequently, the opening speech of the ceremony was made by the Vice Rector of NEU, Prof. Dr. Fahreddin Sadıkoğlu, where he emphasised how proud they were of the NEU graduates as they had taken an undergraduate study at an establishment such as the NEU, equipping them with all the relevant knowledge and skills needed to be successful in their future lives. He said:
“Today, we share the joy and honour of our graduates, graduating at the Fall Term of Academic Year 2015-2016. I would like to take the opportunity to thank the academic members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Atatürk Faculty of Education for their continuous support and efforts, alongside the support provided by the parents, to support, guide and educate the students undertaking their studies; as these are highly essential for the successful achievements of students.
Also making a speech, Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Prof. Dr. İlkay Salihoğlu expressed that graduation was very significant for the graduating students and added that by receiving their diplomas, the students were being rewarded for their past efforts and achievements; and therefore starting a new life.
In addition to the above, it was pointed out that the, Dean of Atatürk Faculty of Education, Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Uzunboylu, had also made a speech, emphasising the significance of the education provided by the NEU since this played an important role in the success of the students as they began their career lives. Furthermore, Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Uzunboylu expressed gratitude to the Founding Rector of the Near East University, Dr. Suat İrfan Günsel; Rector and Vice Rectors of NEU, for their support and contributions to the Atatürk Faculty of Education, as this meant a lot to them.
It was revealed that following the aforementioned speeches, the students were presented their diplomas; and that the ceremony had ended with graduates throwing their caps into the air while listening to the Near East University anthem.