I wish to welcome you all to the 1st Commencement Ceremony at Palm Institute. This is indeed a memorable day in the history of this great institution. This has been a long awaited moment and for some of us, we have been waiting for this moment since 2005 when the vision was conceived; precisely 11 years ago.
This gathering is also an opportunity for us to matriculate our freshmen/women into the Palm Family. They are elegantly dressed for the occasion.
Class of 2016, as first graduates of this great Institute, it is with great joy that we celebrate you on such a significant achievement on your academic journey. Your parents, family and friends can attest to the fact that you have worked extremely hard to get this far. I therefore congratulate you and also take the opportunity to thank your family, friends and members of the Palm Family who have stood by you and supported you through this amazing voyage.