Unity Academy Graduates 202 KG Children to Primary Level
The three branches of Unity Academy, that is, Unity Academy –Adama, Unity Academy – Gerji, and Unity Academy – Keranyo, graduated a total of 202 KG children to Primary level, at colourful closing ceremonies held on July 1, July 7, and July 8, 2018, respectively.
The Graduation events, which were held in the respective Campuses of the branches, were attended by parents, representatives of Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs), Parents’ Committees, Teaching and Administrative Staff of the Academies, as well as senior officials from Unity University. Highlighting the Ceremonies were songs, short plays, traditional dances, fashion shows, and various other activities demonstrating the children’s talents, knowledge and skills acquired during their stay in the Academy.
The eye-catching event during the Graduation Ceremonies was the arrival of the Graduating KG children, clad in their Graduation Gowns. They were welcomed by all in attendance with standing ovation and ululations from their mothers. All present admired the colourful situation and applauded the children, since they looked graceful in their own way. The graduating KG children were 83 from Unity Academy – Gerji, 41 from Unity Academy – Adama, and 78 from Unity Academy – Keranyo.
On the occasions, the respective Principals delivered Annual Reports, in which they presented the activities of the branches as well as the challenges and success stories, with particular emphasis on the support rendered by the PTAs and Parents’ Committees. Ato Tekola Chichaybelu, Principal of Unity Academy – Adama, pointed out the movement of the Academy to the current Unity University Adama Campus, beginning the coming new academic year. At this juncture, Ato Tekola underlined the indispensable role played by the Senior leadership of unity University and the Parents’ Committee of the Academy in facilitating the process.
It is to be recalled that the idea of establishing Unity Academy stemmed from the long-aspired Moto of Unity University to be “A Quality House”, by way of enhancing quality education. With this in view, the Guests of Honour, Dr. Arega Yirdaw, President of Unity University, and Dr. Tesfaye Teshome, the Deputy President, in their speech after handing out Certificates to the Graduating KG students, highlighted the efforts underway to ensure quality output from the University.
In this connection, they spoke about the purpose of establishing Unity Academy, which mainly focused on serving as feeder to Unity University. The Guests of Honour underlined that the idea also responds to the quest for making education accessible to communities. With this in view, the Guests of Honour talked about planned expansion of Unity Academy, which involved the launching of Unity Academy – Burayu, the coming new academic year. It was learnt that the expansion also involved the upgrading of Unity Academy – Keranyo to Secondary and subsequently, Preparatory School, beginning 2018/19 (2011 EC) academic year.