SIST celebrated their October 2015 graduation ceremony. The degrees of BA (Bachelors), MBA (Master of Business Administration), and MAE (Master of Education) graduates were conferred with their degree by the Vice –Chancellor of Cardiff Metropolitan University, Professor Antony J Chapman.
The graduation ceremony took place on the 5th March at “Centre de Conferences Fondation Mohamed 5”Rabat.
SIST graduates shared the moment of their achievement and success with their parents, classmates, and friends in an institutional atmosphere with the presence of many honoured guests:
Dr.Tariq Obaid (President of SIST),
Professor Antony J Chapman (Vice-chanccelor of Cardiff Metropolitan University),
Karen Betts (Her Britannic Majesty’s Ambassador to Morocco),
John Mitchell O.B.E. (Country Director British Council).
Dr Mohamed Loutfi (Pro Vice Chancellor, International Office, Cardiff Metropolitan University)
Mohamed Abou saleh (the secretary general of the higher education ministry)
The British Ambassador to Morocco, Her Excellency Karen Elizabeth Betts, attended the graduation ceremony and gave a speech to the new graduates. The British Ambassador noted the successful partnership between Cardiff Met and SIST:”It goes without saying,how proud the British Government is of the partnership between SIST and Cardiff Metropolitan University. SIST, with its campuses in Rabat, Casablanca, Tangiers, and soon Marrakech, is among the pioneers of British education in Morocco, and I salute the determination and dedication of the inistitue’s administrative and teaching staff.”
Professor Antony Chapman said: “Our degrees are, quite rightly, renowned throughout the world, and we are very careful to ensure that our partners are able to deliver a high standard of university education – this is certainly the case with SIST. Our partnership with SIST continues to flourish and we are extremely proud to award SIST the status of Associate College – this is a special level of partner and one that reflects the close and strategic relationship between Cardiff Met and SIST.
SIST graduates ‘determination to achieve their goals was obviously demonstrated in their efforts during their studies and the ceremony was a recognition of their efforts.