AIMS-Cameroon, on Tuesday, May 18th, 2020, said goodbye to its 7th cohort of Structured Master’s Degree students in Mathematical Sciences.
After undergoing 10 months of intense training and successfully defending their essays amidst the restrains that came with the Coronavirus pandemic, 33 Structured Master’s Degree students were awarded attestations to mark their successful completion of studies.
The thirty-three (33) consists of 15 females, all from 12 African countries, namely; Nigeria, Ghana, Madagascar, Kenya, Cameroon, Togo, Swaziland, Zambia, DRC, Malawi, Sudan, and Benin.
The event took place at the AIMS-Cameroon Crystal Gardens premises in the presence of the AIMS-Cameroon Academic Director, Chief Operating officer, some tutors, and critical function staff.
Proud of the students for being up to the task, the AIMS-Cameroon Center President, Prof. Dr. Mama Foupouagnigni applauded the graduates for reaching their goal despite the challenges.
In his keynote address delivered through video conferencing, he thanked the students and staff for their excellent behavior displayed throughout the academic year and went on to advise the students to maintain a positive mindset despite the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“There is COVID-19 but do not be discouraged. Remain positive and respect the measures put in place by your various countries and the World Health Organization, and always remember that, if you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t run, walk, if you can’t walk, crawl, but by all means, keep moving forward”
The best graduating student, Cameroonian-born Romaric Kana Nguedia, stood fulfilled as he congratulated his peers for fighting hard till the end and for believing in the cause that had brought them together from diverse backgrounds. After expressing gratitude for the platform and thanking everyone that made their success a reality, Romaric called on his peers to go out and be the change the world needs.
“To my fellow graduands, as we have learned not to sleep until problems are solved, with the same spirit, let us go into the world and sleep-not until every problem is solved” he said.
The ceremony was also rich with inspiring words from the Academic Director, Prof. Marco Garuti, the Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Honore Bernard, a tutor, Rockefeller, and a representative of the AIMS-Cameroon alumni association, Jake Leonard, who went on to encourage the graduates to join their honorable association.
These 33 fresh graduates now make up to a total of 295 independent thinkers and problem solvers that the Limbe center has trained since inception in 2013.