An-Najah Launches Its 37th Graduation Ceremonies
On Thursday, July 6th, 2017, and under the patronage of his Excellency President Mahmoud Abbas, An-Najah National University celebrated the launching of its 37th graduation ceremonies with the honoring of the top students from all faculties.
The event took place at the Prince Turki Bin Abdul Aziz Auditorium in the New Campus and was attended by Mr. Sabeeh Al-Masri, Chair of An-Najah’s Board of Trustees and the board’s members; the university vice presidents and assistants; faculty deans; heads of departments and a number of An-Najah’s administrative and academic bodies as well as other notable guests and attendees.
The ceremony started with a speech by Professor Maher Natsheh, Acting President of An-Najah who congratulated the graduated and thanked Prof. Rami Hamdallah, the Prime Minister and representative of the president for his efforts in setting the foundations of the university and taking it to an international competitive level.
He also listed the university’s achievements, most notable of which was obtaining the ABET accreditation for two new engineering programmes; becoming a member of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programmes (ACBSP); being ranked first in Palestine according Webometrics and GreenMetric rankings and obtaining the ISO 9001:2015 Certification.
Prof. Natsheh announced that the university has recently completed the construction of the law and media faculties and the scientific centres building and pointed out that the inauguration ceremony will take place right after the graduation ceremony.
In his speech, Prof. Hamdallah congratulated the graduates and conveyed President Abbas greetings and congratulations.
He talked about the Palestinian government agenda which focuses on putting citizens first and the priorities of the government including strengthening the country's steadfastness, safeguarding its security and providing it with basic services, especially education and health. He referred that this could be achieved through knowledge and scientific research, improvement of the quality and efficiency of education and activation of partnerships with the world's educational institutions.
He mentioned that An-Najah has been, and continues to be, a dynamic national institutional structure that is moving towards expansion, development and competition nationally and internationally. He added that the university students, professors and colleges have ranked advanced positions in important international scientific competitions and awards as it has always launched new programmes and courses to keep pace with the renewable needs and expanded its facilities, infrastructure and technology.
The last speech was by student Mohammad Emran, top in the university with a GPA of 3.99/4, in which he expressed his great joy and pride and thanked his professors and his family.
At the end of the ceremony, Prof. Hamdallah, Mr. Al-Masri and Prof. Natsheh joined the university staff to attend the inauguration ceremony of the law faculty in the New Campus which was built over an area of 5800 m2 and includes 8 floors, an auditorium of 200 people, 25 rooms and labs and 40 offices.
Prof. Hamdallah also participated in the inauguration of the scientific centres building which has 6 floors over an area of 6150 m2 and includes 20 labs, 12 classrooms, a library, a conference room and 40 offices.
The ceremony also included two performances by An-Najah’s choir with maestro Dr. Ghawi Ghawi.