St. Mary’s University graduated 85 students in graduate programs it offers in partnership with Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) on November 11, 2017. Out of the graduates, females accounted 26%. The cer­emony started with the congratulatory re­marks made by Associate Professor Wondwosen Tamrat, Founder and President of the University, who urged the graduates to put their achievements to good use, not only for themselves but also for the community at large.

The graduation ceremo­ny took place at the Intercontinental Addis Hotel here in Addis Ababa in the presence of the Guest of Honor, H.E. Mr. Ashok Kumar, Counselor and Head of Chancery/Education, Embassy of India, who handed over degrees to the graduates and made inspirational speech in which he acknowledged SMU’s unmatched contributions in providing trained human power to the country.