Asmara — A total of 484 students graduated in certificate and diploma from SMAP Institute of Training, Education and Consultancy in the fields of Accounting, Secretarial Science and Office Management, Business Management, Information and Communication Technology and Business English.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony, Dr. Tesfai Haile, Director of the Institute, indicated that this is the 6th commencement in the history of the Institute, and that its specialty lies on higher number of graduates. He further lauded the government's support in the development of the Institute.
Dr. Tesfai further pointed out that the number of student registrations is on the rise especially that of females, the implication of which pertains to the popularization of educational values.
Also speaking on the occasion, Mr. Petros Hailemariam, Director of human resource development and research in the Ministry of Education, said that the government has been making substantial investment with a view to equipping nationals with knowledge, and that it has been exerting efforts to encourage private educational institutions.
Members of the graduating batch on their part expressed readiness to supplement the knowledge they have acquired with career exposure.
SMAP Institute of Training, Education and Consultancy has so far graduated 1,515 students in certificate and diploma.