By DULCIE OREKE
MORE than 1,000 smiling students in a sea of light blue gowns graduated last Friday at the University of Papua New Guinea’s 55th convocation.
Some students made the occasion a bit more colourful by dressing in traditional attire.
The campus was filled to capacity with families, relatives and sponsors who gathered to witness the happy occasion of their loved ones.
The graduation was conducted in two separate batches with the first featuring graduates from the school of business administration, school of humanities and social sciences and school of law.
The second session witnessed the school of medicine and health sciences and the school of natural and physical science receive their certificates.
Papua New Guinea Defence Force commander Brig-Gen Francis Agwi graduated with a bachelor in business and managements (professional studies).
Brig-Gen Agwi urged fellow graduates to reciprocate the support given to them for their studies over the years, courtesy of parents, family members and employers.
He also offered, on behalf of the 1,029 students, their gratitude to those responsible for supporting them during their studies.
The graduation’s theme, “Professional human resources for nation building”, saw a number of graduates from the disciplinary forces.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (public safety) Jim Andrews was also among the graduates.