DR. AL-MUHAILAN: SUMAIT UNIVERSITY TO BE GLOBAL UNIVERSITY
By Burhani Muhunzi, SUMAIT University
Zanzibar, Chukwani, (SUN): The Chairman of the University Council, Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Muhailan has expressed high expectation that SUMAIT University would be one of the leading universities in Africa with high international standing.
“I have no doubt that SUMAIT University will soon be one of the leading universities in Africa with high international standing, in shaa Allah” Dr. Al-Muhailan said while addressing the 18th Graduation Ceremony at the University’s Chukwani Campus.
Dr. Al-Muhailan said since the inception of the idea of SUMAIT University by its founder, the late Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Smait, the cornerstone has been to provide study programmes embedded with Islamic values and ethics for the young men and women to become effective members of society .
“The vision of Dr. Sumait to see young men and women of Zanzibar becoming doctors and engineers, didn’t materialize just here at SUMAIT University, but also in other Direct Aid sponsored universities”, Dr. Al-Muhailan said.
Dr. Muhailan thanked the University Management led by Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Rasli for continuously improving the educational environment in the University and expressed appreciation to the previous Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Hamed Hikmany for his contribution.
The Chairman conferred degrees, diplomas and certificates to 571 graduates of whom 226 received Degrees while 277 and 68 were awarded Diplomas and Certificates in the Sciences and the Arts respectively.
The Chairman strongly encouraged the graduates to join the SUMAIT University Alumni Association and represent themselves as good emissaries of the University wherever they go.