On 21st of April 2012, all roads lead to the Northrise University (NU) Main Campus on the Kitwe-Ndola highway where the 5th NU Graduation Ceremony was taking place outside Kuhula House. From the exotic regalia worn by the graduands and other officiating guests and faculty to the interior graceful décor inside the tent, the graduation ceremony had a touch of grandeur.
The graduands were certified as eligible for graduation and presented as graduates. Each of them walked majestically and doffed (tip one’s hat) to the Chancellor (Dr. David Lawson – NU Deputy Chancellor) then with enthusiasm received their certificates, diplomas and degrees. That, a moment of pride and joy! A filling of satisfaction and achievement! Shouts of joy resounded around the tent as families, friends and other witnesses applauded to recognize their hard work.
After the awarding of diplomas, the valedictorian took to the podium and charged her fellow graduates to be kind and aspire to make the world a better place. Pastor Rob Buckingham, the executive pastor of Baysight Church who graced the occasion with his presence as Guest of Honor, encouraged both graduates and guests that even in the midst of wickedness and suffering we must become relevant to our communities and pray for SHALOM in the city of Ndola. In his address, Dr. Moffat Zimba (President and Vice Chancellor of NU), charged the graduates to work hard as they go forth and press on to a bright future as true ambassadors of Northrise University. To end the ceremony, Mrs. Doreen Zimba (Vice President of NU) thanked the graduates for having made the choice to attain a quality education at Northrise University and gave glory to God for being their sustainer and provider.
Northrise University is proud and continues to celebrate their achievement.