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Celebrations as Burundi’s Bujumbura Christian University holds its first graduation ceremony

Posted on: March 5, 2019 5:22 PM

Bujumbura Christian University (BCU) in Burundi is celebrating after 13 students obtained Bachelor’s Degrees in Theology – the first students from the University to graduate. The 13 students – 12 men and one woman – received their degrees in a ceremony attended by all of the bishops in the Anglican Church of Burundi, as well as representatives from the country’s Ministry of Education and other dignitaries, guests and family members.

“This was a joyful occasion marking an important step forward for the Anglican Church of Burundi in the area of education and training for future leaders”, the Provincial Communications Officer, Guy Nasasagare, said,

The Primate of Burundi, Archbishop Martin Blaise Nyaboho, expressed gratitude to all those whose support had made the creation of the university possible. He urged the first graduates to become models for future generations who will be trained there.

Canon Donald Werner, Vice Chancellor Emeritus of BCU, said that “12 February 2019 will always be a historical day in the history of the Church.” He saluted the courage of students who persevered with their studies especially during the crisis of 2015.

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