July 9: King’s College has celebrated its first convocation ceremony. The event saw 206 students, 130 MBA graduates and 76 BBA graduates, earning their degrees from International American University and Westcliff University. The convocation ceremony was held at Hotel Yak and Yeti on July 7.
Students, guardians and teachers celebrated the occasion in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Education, Gopal Man Shrestha. Addressing the mass, Shrestha stressed on the need to put the knowledge and skills learned in colleges into creative and innovative works. He also stated that the ability to achieve international degree in Nepal itself is a great achievement. “Such degrees provided in Nepal will help to curb the large number of students leaving the country each year for receiving international education,” he said. Shrestha also talked about the initiatives of the Ministry of Education to improve the status of Nepal’s education system. He suggested for the partnership of government and private sector for the betterment of the education sector.
Dr Guy Langvardt, president emeritus of International American University and Dr David McKinney, provost of Westcliff University gave statement of authority to their respective students.
Sanat Neupane, Director of King’s College also addressed the audience and the college’s chairman, Dr Som Prasad Pudasaini presented the students with awards for Spirit of Excellence. Meanwhile, Dr McKinney handed over the Valedictorian, Salutatorian and President awards and the Distinguished Faculty and Staff awards. It was followed by conferring of the degrees by Dr Langvardt and Dr McKinney.