Family and friends gathered to witness the graduation of students under the C.I.S.C.O networking programme on Thursday night.
Joy filled the National University of Samoa’s (N.U.S.) Fale as each name was called out.
The CISCO academy offers students essential Networking courses in both Information Technology Essential (I.T.E.) and CISCO Certified Network Associate (C.C.N.A.) discovery.
I.T.E. provides the necessary knowledge in the field of PC Hardware and Software works.
The N.U.S. Vice Chancellor, Prof Fui Asofou So’o congratulated the students in all that they have achieved.
“Today we gather to celebrate those who have graduated,” he said.
“I welcome all you family members and friends of the 17th class graduating under the programme I.T.E. and this is the 15th class graduating under C.I.S.C.O.”
According to Prof Fui, the programme is an essential one that is needed in Samoa as we enter the age of technology.
“Those who graduated under the I.T.E. the course you took will help you with your work in computer works,” he said.
“You will be able to fix up a computer and put it back together in a way that will make it seem like nothing happened to it.
“You also have the skills to work computer programmes; your understanding in computer technology and internet has now expanded; the same can be said with your networking skills.
“What you have learnt will be essential in the world of technology.”
Prof. Fui continued on to congratulate the class and to thank everyone for their presence at the ceremony. “I congratulate you all for graduating,” he said.
“I also want to say thank you to all the family and friends who have come to join in on this celebration.”
After all formalities everyone was treated with light refreshments as family members embraced the graduates.