By Aaron Humes: An even 1,000 Belizeans graduated this past weekend from the national university, the University of Belize, during its 28th commencement exercises held virtually on October 23.
445 received Bachelor’s degrees; 491 Associate’s degrees; 24 certificate programs; seven diploma programs and 33 Master’s degrees.
The keynote address was delivered by the Minister of Education, Culture, Science, and Technology, Francis Fonseca.
Graduates in the undergrad programs were recognized with the following academic honors: 8 summa cum laude, 54 magna cum laude, and 72 cum laude. The top academic achievers in each level were: Chelsea Chaunelle Herrera, Bachelor’s in Chemistry; Wilmer Antonio Cardoza, Associates in Architecture; Wilford Llewellyn Williams Jr., Certificate in Primary Education; and Charles Onyekwelu Ezeani, Diploma in Education Methodology
The University congratulates Herrera, who also achieved the overall top academic honors for the entire graduating class of 2021 with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.95.
The Board of Trustees, Management, Faculty, and Staff of the University of Belize take this opportunity to congratulate all graduates on their achievements. As a UB community, we extend best wishes to them as they work to become catalysts of change and examples of the institution fulfilling its mission to provide students with knowledge, skills, and attitudes to become leaders in our country.