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47 Students from Second Cohort graduates from PAUWES In Tlemcen,Algeria

The second graduation of PAN AFRICAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF WATER AND ENERGY SCIENCES (Including Climate Change)-PAUWES was successfully held at the plush auditorium of the Medical Faculty of University of Tlemcen, Algeria on 27th September 2017. The memory filled ceremony brought together various stakeholders and key principal actors of the University (African Union, Algerian Government, University of Tlemcen, GIZ, KFW,DAAD) as well as the entire 2015/2017 cohort who were filled with glistering smiles in their beautiful apparel together with their love ones and the general student populace.

The ceremony was officially opened by the director for the institute, Prof. Abdellatif Zerga. His speech encapsulated the core need to steer PAUWES towards achieving its fundamental motives for which the institution was born. Prof. Abdellatif could not hide his fond love for the cohort for their discipline and level of excellence” Our graduating students successfully completed their coursework requirements, and conducted practice-oriented research for their masters’ theses based on case studies relevant to continent wide issues. -he lamented. Prof Abdellatif further revealed that, “The students have proven to be self-motivated and engaged in completing internships in private and public sectors, including renowned research institutions across Africana and beyond.

Prof.Abdellatif Zerga-Director of PAUWES
Aside Prof. Abedllatif Zerga’s speech, other dignitaries who graced the occasion took time to offer words of advice and solidarity. Paramount amongst the invited guest were Benyaiche Ali, the Governor of Tlemcen, the host city of PAUWES; Benyaiche Ali was full of admiration, he further pledged his support towards the course of PAUWES as governor of Tlemcen. The ambassador of German to Algeria, His Excellence Michael Zenner also promised his outmost commitment on behalf of the German government towards the activities of PAUWES- It must be noted that the German government through GIZ and the German Academic Exchange Service(DAAD) is a strategic partner of PAUWES and His excellence Micheal’s speech reflected exactly German’s commitment to the course of education in Africa and PAUWES in particular.

The entire auditorium was brought to a standstill when Her Excellency Professor Sarah Anyang Agbor, the African Union Commissioner for Human Resources , Science and Technology took to the podium, her speech was filled with inspiration mixed with hope and cautions to the graduands  and continuing students; she advised against laziness and reliance on government alone to provide job opportunities for the African youth, instead, she challenged the new crop of graduate to be job creators and personalities worth mimicking in society. Thunderous applause and a standing ovation followed after her sharp piecing speech went deep into the hearts of everyone seated.

Also in attendance were other notable guests, including the Ethiopian Ambassador to Algeria, His Excellency Solomon Abebe, the Kenyan Ambassador to Algeria, His Excellency Moi Lemoshira, and the Councilor of the Rwandan Embassy to Algeria, Mr. Eric Kayoge.
In total, 47 students from across the African continent graduated and were awarded Masters of Science in either the Energy or Water tracks which encompasses Engineering and Policy.

A cross-section of the grandaunts
This year’s graduating students will join the next generation of African Engineers and Policymakers committed to addressing the issues critical to Africa’s sustainable development. whiles fulfilling the crux objective of the Pan African University (PAU) and PAUWES-which is to foster an African learning environment of the most qualified and motivated scholars while revitalizing and nurturing the quality of African higher education.

This 2017 class of PAUWES will again be penciled for being the pacesetters in various innovative ideas that birthed the likes of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Club and the Community of Practice (CoP) which have all become vibrant in fulfilling its mandates of offering students the requisite skills and knowledge in community development practices, entrepreneurship and leadership which is essential for a graduate to make a mark on the continent.
List and Country of Origin of Graduated Students

Amal Nasser Fahiem ABD ELAZIZ, Egypt
Amon Kevin Kirathe GACHURI,  Kenya
Andrew MUGUMYA, Uganda
Anthere BIZIMANA, Rwanda
Brian Omondi ODUOR, Kenya
Cuthbert TAGUTA, Zimbabwe
Colette ABIMANA, Rwanda
Cleus BAMUTURA, Uganda
Diana UMULISA, Rwanda
Erasmus MUH, Cameroon
Eric Otieno AKUMU, Kenya
Eva Muthoni KIMONYE, Kenya
Endalkachew Yeshewas MUCHE, Ethiopia
Gemma ITUZE, Rwanda
Gnamien Constant KOUAKOU, Cote d’Ivoire
Gninwokan Eden Josias KONE, Côte d’Ivoire
George KIMBOWA, Uganda
Herman KWOBA, Kenya
Hillary KIPRONO, Kenya
Irene NANTONGO, Uganda
Johnstone Isiah MAINYA, Kenya
Jean d’Amour MWONGEREZA, Rwanda
Jean Marie Pascal KWISANGA, Rwanda
John Ng’ang’a GATHAGU, Kenya
Josiane ABONIYO, Rwanda
Kouadio Pierre Stephane BOFFOUE, Côte d’Ivoire
Mukaya MUHAMMUDU, Uganda
Mahmoud Sayed HEFNEY DIAB, Egypt
Michel RWEMA, Rwanda
Mohamed Lamine BACHIR, Mali
Mthokozisi MOYO, Zimbabwe
Mulugeta Ferede MELESE, Ethiopia
Martin LYAMBAI, Zambia
Naima HAMDAOUI, Algeria
Ogechi Vivian NWADIARU, Nigeria
Ousmanou NJOYA, Cameroon
Rolex MUCEKA, Uganda
Rehema Maria KHIMULU, Kenya
Solomon Gebremariam FISSAHA, Ethiopia
Salif SOW, Senegal
Samuel Olatunde BABALOLA, Nigeria
Tonny KUKEERA, Uganda
Wilson Ofori SARKODIE, Ghana
Workinesh Takele TESSEMA, Ethiopia
Yassien Kassie MOHAMMED, Ethiopia
Yunus ALOKORE, Uganda

A. HE Prof. Sarah Anyang Agbor, of African Union. B and some graduates.

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