The top seven graduates at the University of Cyprus were honoured at a modest ceremony – observing the rules of hygiene and distancing –held in the presence of the President and benefactors.
The parents, the university rector and academics were also present.
In a short address, rector professor Tassos Christofides thanked the benefactors and sponsors who have always supported the University of Cyprus and congratulated the students who were awarded. He also congratulated their parents, who have supported them in their endeavours.
Deputy head of the student welfare service Kleanthis Pissaridis also made a short speech, saying “You are the excellent graduates and that is why we are proud.
“The knowledge you received during your studies,” he added, “will support you to succeed in your later life. It is no coincidence that the graduates of the University of Cyprus occupy positions for postgraduate programmes in the best universities abroad, but also the fact that the latest research shows that 95 per cent of the graduates of the University of Cyprus secure direct employment after their graduation.”