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The University of Belize (UB) will hold its Thirteenth Commencement Exercises by Office of Public Information
17.06.2011

The University of Belize (UB) will hold its Thirteenth Commencement Exercises for students who have successfully completed their course of study at 10: A.M. at the University’s Central Campus in the nation’s capital on Saturday 18 June 2011.

Of the total number of 489 graduates 312 are females and 177 are males representing 64 and 36 per cent respectively of the student population.

At tomorrow’s ceremony, 408 students will graduate in Belmopan, and 40 on Sunday at 2 p.m. from Toledo Campus. Last month, 41 foreign students graduated from the Regional Language Center of the University. 

In other graduation news, Guest Speaker for both graduation exercises will be Dr. Carla Barnett.

The number one Faculty with the highest number of graduates by Faculty & Degree/Certificate is the Faculty of Education and Arts (FEA) with a total of 153, followed by the Faculty of Management & Social Sciences (FMSS) totaling 152, the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) 116, and the Faculty of Nursing, Allied Health & Social work (FNAHSW) with a total of 68.

Graduates represent forty-five (45) programs delivered through the four faculties of Education and Arts, Management and Social Sciences, Science and Technology, and Nursing, Allied Health and Social Work.

“The development of a nation is dependent on a knowledge-based society for national development,” said President Emeritus and Acting President, Dr. Corinth Morter-Lewis. “Thus, the national tertiary institution is fulfilling its obligations by molding the lives of the country’s human resources with academic excellence, high standard and quality for nation-building.”

During the commencement exercise, several students will receive the University of Belize’s official white, gold and purple honour chords. The tri-cable white honour chords are designed to recognize those graduates with honours (Cum Laude); gold honour chords designate graduates with high honours (Magna Cum Laude); and purple honour chords distinguish graduates with the highest honours (Summa Cum Laude). The total number of honour graduates is 58. 

Last month on May 31, 41foreign students graduated with Certificates in English-As-A-Second Language from the University’s Regional Language Center. The foreign students were from Panama, Mexico, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, El Salvador, Switzerland and Taiwan. 

The theme for this year’s 2011 Commencement Exercises at UB is “University of Belize, The Premiere National University…Preparing The Way Forward.”

The University of Belize (UB)…Education Empowers A Nation!



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