Graduation during the covid-19 Pandemic

Graduation is no special case. 

Understudies everywhere in the world have not had the option to celebrate what they had the option to effectively finish following quite a while of constant difficult work. 

There is no doubt that having experienced various late examination evenings, missed birthday celebrations of friends and family and penances of significant supper solicitations, a graduation service is the most foreseen second in an understudy’s profession. 

The scratch-off of the in-person participation of this most pinned for day chafes the understudies as well as relatives, companions and other supporting organizations, who made fantastic penances to get the alumni to where they are presently and have consistently longed for applauding them during their upbeat second on graduation day. 

Notwithstanding, as an individual from the current year’s graduating class, I likewise accept that the emergency has presented to us the endowment of “additional time”. 

I trust that the time we spent under lockdown has permitted us to make a stride back and consider, allowing ourselves to investigate what everything truly implies for us as individuals from the Eritrean culture and as experts in our particular fields. 

By and by, self-reflection has caused me to understand that behind the decent dresses, graduation covers and outfits, delectable food and sparkly embellishments lies the genuine significance of graduation: a new beginning. 

A new beginning for us and for the entire network we will serve. “Graduate” originates from the Latin expression “gradus” which signifies “a stage towards something”, giving us that this is an ideal opportunity to step forward and saddle the information and aptitudes we have gained in school to serve our networks without limit. 

We may be graduating without the typical ceremonies and grandeur yet that isn’t what is important on the grounds that today our nation needs us like never before. 

When vulnerability, dread and sadness are predominant everywhere in the world because of the COVID-19 pandemic, our expectation, enthusiasm, drive, innovativeness and energy are generally important to concoct a route forward for us and our kindred Eritreans.