Sawa, July 16 2011 – The participants of the 24th round National Service graduated in Sawa today at an impressive ceremony presided over by President Isaias Afwerki. The ceremony was also attended by regional Administrators, Army commanders and PFDJ heads, as well as parents of the graduates and invited guests.
In a speech he delivered on the occasion, President Isaias congratulated the graduates, parents and instructors. He further pointed out that relentless efforts are being made to create the necessary groundwork for continuous improvement in successive rounds of the National Service on the basis of the experience acquired from time to time, coupled with renewed commitment and dynamism.“ To this end, concerted action is being taken to make Sawa the center of knowledge and skill beyond military training,” he asserted.
The President reminded the graduates to strive for the acquisition of higher knowledge and skill in the years ahead so as to diligently serve the nation and the society.The graduates of the 24th round National Service staged military parade and took the oath of living up to the trust of martyrs.
President Isaias handed prizes to who demonstrated excellence both at the individual and group.