2021 Eritrea Sawa Graduation – PIA Speech, Military Parade
Sawa, 14 August 2021 – Graduation ceremony was held at Sawa in the early morning hours today for students of the 34th Round of the National Service as well as the 12th Round of the Center for Vocational Training, (CVT).
Lt. Col. Temesgen Samuel, Deputy Commander of the National Service Training Center, reported that the students of the 34th round of the National Service – 47.3% of whom are female – have successfully completed the standard eight months of academic education and 4 months of military and political training.
Mr. Tesfay Tewolde, Director of CVT, on his part stated that in its 12th commencement this year, the Center was graduating 1,200 students, 544 of them female – in fifteen technical areas of study in a two-year-post-secondary, certificate program.
In his keynote address, President Isaias Afwerki underlined challenging realities that have unfolded in the past months – notably the global COVID-19 pandemic, and spiraling disasters triggered by climate change – must be taken as clarion calls that impel us to profoundly assess policies and perspectives enunciated by special interest groups and presumed as “standard and normative”.