The London School of Management Education (LSME) held its annual Convocation and Prize Giving Ceremony on 21st July 2015, between 2.30pm and 6.00pm. The event was held at the auditorium in the West Building of the University of East London’s Docklands Campus. This was followed by a reception in the square next to the West Building.
Over two hundred people attended the Ceremony and the auditorium was nearly filled to its maximum capacity. The Convocation was held for the presentation of diplomas and awards to graduating Teacher Trainees.
The following dignitaries attended the Ceremony to address the Convocation as well as to present the Awards to the students.
His Excellency Mr Lazarus Amayo – High Commissioner of the Republic of Kenya,
His Excellency Mr Hassan Shifau – High Commissioner of the Republic of Maldives,
Professor Stephen McKinney, Professor of Education, University of Glasgow.
Mrs Margaret Lesuuda – Education Attaché, High Commission of the Republic of Kenya.
The Kenya High Commissioner to the UK High Commissioner H.E. Mr Lazarus Amayo congratulated the graduating students on their achievement and pointed out, to everyone’s delight, that he too started out his career as a teacher. He extolled the virtues of teaching and recalled some of his early experiences as a teacher.
He also praised the efforts of the academic staff and its Principal, Dr Sarita Parhi and its Director, Dr Ravi Kumar, of LSME for guiding so many teacher trainees towards achieving their diplomas, and their commitment and dedication to provide educational opportunities for so many students.
Approximately seventy student teachers attended the Convocation to be conferred with their teaching diplomas and over thirty Awards were presented to the best achievers in the graduating class.
Prizes were also awarded to the high achieving students who had completed their first year of study in Health and Social Care, Business Management, and Teacher Training.
A buffet reception was held after the Convocation on the Square next to the auditorium. Guests, graduates and students mingled freely with the dignitaries and the academic staff. It was a bright and breezy afternoon and everyone enjoyed themselves in the glorious sunshine. There was a limitless supply of sandwiches, savouries, cut-fruit, and liquid refreshments.
Many people remained till the late evening to enjoy the reception and to soak up the euphoric atmosphere of the function.
Photo courtesy of Graduation Attire