Australian College holds commencement ceremony for ACK graduates

By Faten Omar

Australian College (AU) held on Sunday a commencement ceremony for the final batch of ACK graduates for the 2020/2021 tutorial yr from varied bachelor’s and diploma applications. The occasion noticed a live performance by Kuwaiti singer Mutref Al-Mutref in celebration of the launch of Australian College.

In his opening remarks, Dr Saad Al-Omari, Chairman of AU’s Board of Trustees, stated: “We’re right here celebrating a brand new era of our graduands who’ve persevered and triumphed over a historic problem and succeeded. We’re proud to introduce our graduands to the labor market outfitted with the mandatory skilled and technical expertise.”

Picture exhibits college members.

He indicated that the commencement ceremony marks the start of a brand new journey for graduates as they embark on their subsequent profitable endeavor and contribute to constructing Kuwait’s imaginative and prescient. “We’re sure of their skill to deal with this subsequent problem with the required competence and confidence,” he added. Omari talked about the Australian College has designed its applications of research to satisfy worldwide requirements and elevate its administrative operations to maintain tempo with worldwide developments and canopy the academic wants that resulted from the pandemic.

Professor Isam Zabalawi, President of Australian College, identified that this group of graduands has confronted immense challenges and difficulties ensuing from the pandemic. “By all of it, graduands have demonstrated unbelievable dedication, confidence and resilience. At present, they observe within the footsteps of our alumni who at the moment are working all around the nation in varied non-public and public establishments, constructing Kuwait’s imaginative and prescient and future,” he stated.

Zabalawi stated AU labored laborious to develop its collaboration community domestically and internationally, “specifically with our strategic associate CQ College in Australia, the place we change data and share very best quality assurance practices, all whereas preserving the college’s native id”.

“AU may be very pleased with its graduands for buying the abilities, data and competencies that can enable being distinguished and allow you to work efficiently in an setting pushed by change and uncertainty. At present marks the top of a chapter however the starting of an thrilling journey crammed with new experiences. I urge you to proceed in your path of success, excellence, and distinction as I’ve each confidence that you’ve what it takes to succeed and obtain your targets,” Zabalawi stated.

Bachelor graduates

Australian Ambassador to Kuwait Jonathan Gilbert congratulated the graduates. “Class of 2021, the long run is brilliant. At present will not be solely an vital day in your tutorial journey, however a big second in your private life and household. Let at the present time be the muse of many extra accomplishments and milestones to have a good time and a means to assist Kuwait to proceed to prosper,” he stated.

The ambassador praised AU’s position and laborious work in being acknowledged as a college. “Tonight, we additionally have a good time the long-held dream of the founders of Australian School of Kuwait to change into a fully-fledged college. I can’t say how happy I’m that this ambition has now been realized by way of the Amiri Decree issued earlier this yr formally establishing the Australian College. It has taken a few years of laborious work by Dr Al-Omari, Professor Zabalawi, the board of trustees, senior administration, college and employees to realize this objective,” Gilbert added.

In the meantime, consultant of bachelors diploma holders Salma Al-Yazidi stated graduates have harvested their laborious work and efforts and achieved one of many important milestones of their lives, and for this, they need to be immensely proud and eternally grateful to all those that helped alongside the way in which.

“The Australian School opened all doorways of alternative for us. It was extra than simply research. It taught us endurance, perseverance, independence and dedication. It’s the place the place I formed my persona and constructed on my expertise. The hope of the long run is training, so let’s honor what we now have realized and make the constructive adjustments the world wants,” she added.

Consultant of diploma diploma holders Al-Anoud Budastoor began her speech with a Tunisian poem. “Whoever fears climbing mountains will stay endlessly on the backside. Expensive fellow graduates, climb all of the mountains you come throughout in your life and have religion that you’ll succeed in the long run. The unknown was thrilling however I ought to admit that there have been challenges and I struggled at instances. Not every thing in life comes simple and we won’t all the time succeed instantly, however we now have to persevere and face our struggles,” she stated.


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