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Press Release

11th, May, 2018
Press Release
Kabul, Afghanistan

On May 11th, 2018 the American University of Afghanistan held its eighth annual commencement ceremony with AUAF community, Board of Trustees, government representatives and families of students in attendance. One hundred and thirty nine students graduated from the American University with Bachelor degrees in Law, Business, Political Science and Information Technology as emerging leaders. 

During the graduation ceremony a special tribute was paid to Ambassador Mrs. Nurjehan Mawani, C.M. The Aqa Khan Development Network Diplomatic Representative. “Government alone cannot make democracy work, private initiative is an essential part and has a vital role for those institutions which are collectively described as civil society, citizens too must play their part, and modern societies require greater focus on educations to build democratic competence for leaders, the electorates and university play a vital role in this.” Said Ambassador Mrs. Nurjehan Mawani during her speech during the commencement ceremony. 

David Sedney, First Vice Chair of the AUAF Board of Trustees, congratulated the graduates on behalf of the Board. Dr. Kenneth Holland, the president of American University of Afghanistan thanked the international and national donor community as well as Afghanistan’s private sector for their contribution to the American University of Afghanistan and shaping the future leaders.

The American University of Afghanistan was founded in 2006 and has graduated more than one thousand students with both masters and undergraduate degrees. AUAF provides international standard education of the highest possible quality through devoted international and national faculty, most progressive teaching methods and material and a thriving environment. The university has trained some of the foremost leaders of Afghanistan and is committed to contributing to a prosperous future in the country through educating tomorrow’s leaders.

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