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FIRST CONVOCATION CEREMONY 2017: KIU

KIU commenced the Bachelor of Science Honours in Nursing Degree programme in the year of 2015. The BSc. Hons in Nursing is a degree programme which is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and recognised by the University Grant Commission. As a forefront institution keeping in mind the current needs ofthe society,several other degree programmesare also available at KIU. Among them BSc. (Hons) in Nursing isan out-standing degree programme offered by KIU. Currently there are more than 600 BSc. nursing undergraduatesregistered at KIU. KIU aims to produce nursing professionals who, not only excel academically, but are richin attitudesandcapabilities; to enhance the health care system in Sri Lanka. We are committed to enhance professionalism by providing graduates who will be of a high standards and will provide internationally accepted quality nursing care for patients.
Keeping our word of honour, on21st of September 2017, KIU was able to celebrate its first convocation ceremony on a grand scale at the KIU Auditorium,in Koswatta, Battaramullawhere 52 nurses graduated with BSc (Hons) Nursing. Over 300 participants including lecturers, students, parents, and other well-wishers attended this ceremonious occasion.
Hon.(Dr) Rajitha Senarathne, Minister, Ministry of Heath Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Dr. (Rev) Ito Kyo, Dean, Faculty of Education and Languages, Dr.K.L. Samarasinghe, Senior Lecturer in Nursing, Kristianstad University, Swedenand SamanRathnapriya, President of the Government Nursing Officers Association participated as Chief Guests at this glamorous event.
The guests were welcomed by Dr JagathSenevirathne, Managing Director and CEO of KIU; Professor Neluka Fernando, Honorary Vice Chancellor of KIU; and Mrs HemamalaVithanaarachchi, Head, Department of Nursing.
Ms Chithra Kumari was awarded the gold medal for best performance.The goldmedal was presented by Hon. Minister (Dr) Rajitha Senarathne, , Ministry of Heath Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine.
Dr. Jagath Senevirathne, CEO of the KIU, offered his sincere congratulations to all graduating forthier hard work, perseverance and diligence in achieving their goal. He further expressed his gratitude to all the staff members whosehardwork made the event successful. We announce wuth pride that we were able to hold the first convocation successfully.

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