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Ajman University to Celebrate with Drive-through Commencement Ceremony

by Eddie Rayner

Ajman University (AU) will celebrate the graduation of 766 of its outstanding graduates in an attractive drive-through ceremony, to be held at the AU campus from 1-3 June 2021. This is the second time that AU is organising such a drive-through ceremony for its graduates this year. When most universities worldwide hold virtual graduation ceremonies due to the Covid-19 pandemic, AU has continued to choose this distinctive and creative way to ensure that students enjoy the culmination of their year-long academic efforts in a way that is not only safe but memorable as well.

The graduates will embark on their new journeys with degrees from different specialisations and Colleges at Ajman University.

The drive-through commencement ceremony will broadcast live on:

All graduating students attending the drive-through ceremony will be required to take the Covid-19 DPI test to ensure students’ safety. The DPI tests are available for free to all graduating students at AU’s Covid-19 Testing & Vaccination Center on campus in  Sheikh Zayed Center.

More than 750 AU graduates will be honoured in a pulsating drive-through commencement ceremony

Graduates can collect their graduation gowns beforehand as well as masks.  After receiving a negative DPI test result, students will be given a sticker to fix on the windshield of their cars. As the ceremony begins, students will follow the signs to the honouring venue in Je, where the ceremony will be held.

Commenting on the ceremony, Ajman University Chancellor, Dr Karim Seghir, said: “Students along with the faculty and staff have been braving this pandemic for almost a year and half, so this is not only an opportunity to celebrate with our graduates, it is an opportunity to support one another. What students did was not easy, so all our graduates will truly wear their caps and gowns like suits of armour. Thanks to their courage. This moment belongs to you students & your families.

“Congratulations to all graduates and their families. If we have learnt something from the current challenging situation, it would be showing empathy and compassion, and to use our strengths and talents in the best way that we can.”