Close to 500 students to graduate at UB’s Eighteenth Commencement Print E-mail
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Thursday, 23 January 2014 00:00

The University of Belize will honour an estimated 481 Graduates at its Eighteenth Commencement at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday 25th January at its Recreation and Events Centre at the Belmopan Central Campus. 

Guest Speaker for the ceremony, Ms. Kay Menzies, President of the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry, will deliver the Keynote Address.

Students will receive diplomas at the Associate, Bachelor and Certificate levels from the Faculty of Education and Arts, (FEA), totalling 197, the Faculty of Management & Social Sciences, (FMSS), with a total of 174, the Faculty of Science and Technology, (FST) with a total of 82, and the Faculty of Nursing, Allied Health & Social Work (FNAHSW) with a total of 28.  Of the total number of graduates 307 are females and 174 are males representing 63.8 and 36.2 per cent respectively.

During the ceremony, students who have distinguished themselves will receive the university’s official honour chords. The tri-cable white honour chords recognise those graduating with Cum Laude; gold honour chords designate graduates with Magna Cum Laude (great honour); and purple honour chords are worn by graduates with Summa Cum Laude-the highest honour.

The Board of Trustees, Management, Faculty and Staff of the University of Belize, take this opportunity to extend heartfelt congratulations to all graduates for their dedication and extend to them best wishes for a happy and rewarding life as the institution continues its mission of nation building through providing our students with knowledge, skills and attitudes to become leaders of tomorrow.  

Since its inception on 1st August 2000 there has been close to 7,000 graduates from the University of Belize.