The Largest Graduation Ceremony in Iraq and the Middle East
The largest celebrations started few minutes ago for the graduates of the University of Baghdad , the Fifty-six course ” coexistence and loving “, in the playgrounds of college of Physical Education ,Jadiriyah Compound. Representative of the President and Mr. representative of the Prime Minister and Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr. Ali Al-Adeeb, in addition to a large number of ambassadors and senior figures in the Iraqi parliament and government attended the celebrations.
The celebration started with the Republican anthem and recitation from the Glorious Quran and then showing of graduate students groups in front of the platform of senior officials and sponsor of the celebration of His Excellency the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, led by holders of flags and Republican logo and logo of University of Baghdad afford by students from military college and followed by groups who represent the different university colleges, then teachers groups procede for whom have stood up the masses of students, performers and attendees greeting them for their great role in the graduation of these different scientific skills of students.
Then Dr. Ali Al Adeeb, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research has delivered his speech praising the role of the University of Baghdad, “mother” University, and the importance of graduates , professors ,their effectiveness and their role in promoting the society, pointing to efforts in organizing the ceremony and those who support it. The president of the university Dr. Alaa’ Abdulhussein delivered an important speech in this ceremony in which he discussed the role of the University of Baghdad, graduates students, college and the scientific competencies and its role in the construction and development for the better, expressing his thanks and gratitude to the sponsor of the celebration and the formed committee to organize the celebration. Then, Professor Dr. Alaa’ Kareem , Chairman of the Preparatory Committee delivered a speech praising the great role and importance of this celebration and the work of the Supreme Committee and the supporting committees which made fruitful efforts in preparing and organizing this great festival
Permeated the atmosphere of celebration launching large numbers of white pigeons expressing purity and serenity decorated the sky of the ceremony, which was accompanied by launching colorful fireworks that express the joy and happiness of this occasion for all Iraqis, the fact that the University of Baghdad represents all Iraqi people and its components, represents and contains all the scientific disciplines and types of science, as the University of Baghdad is the largest University in Iraq and the Middle East and is the oldest university in the Arab World and the Middle East. It has graduated a large amount of scientists, intellectuals and political leaders and international figures as heads of republics, ministers or heads of universities, and from all over the world. One of the VIP persons who graduated from the University of Baghdad, former Indonesian president Abdurrahman Wahid and Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, Mr. Nuri al-Maliki, the prime minister of Iraq, and a great number of the giants of literature, art, culture and politics. Graduation ceremony also included several events and activities as well as honoring the top students of colleges and university.