Traditional Graduation Ceremony - University of the Free State (UFS)

Traditional Graduation Ceremony - University of the Free State (UFS)

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N Senamile started this petition to A plea for UFS to cancel virtual graduations and proceed with the 'Traditional Graduation Ceremony'. and

Speaking on behalf of the students from UFS, firstly I would like to state that each and every student is aware of the global pandemic that we are currently facing worldwide. Secondly we are aware that is it nobody's fault since everybody is affected one way or the other by this virus.

People are currently facing challenges and difficulties - let us not mention the stress so as students the only positive event we were looking forward to was the 'Traditional Graduation Ceremony' but now it seems like that dream is about to be shattered.

So our plea as students is to allow us to have our proper 'Traditional Graduation Ceremony' as soon as the pandemic is over or as soon as it's possible of which we don't mind waiting for as long as walk that Callie Humane Stage. I mean we have worked so hard, I'm talking about blood, sweat and tears.Those sleepless nights and not to mention the time and effort we put into achieving the degree. As well as those years some waited 4+ years for that degree obtained and to grace the Callie Humane stage only for that dream to be canceled.

Which is honestly unfair since some students worked hard with the vision of one day being able to grace that stage and wear the gown proudly as well as being honored. Some of the students are the first ones to graduate within their family structure but now that will no longer be possible because virtual graduations are going to be implemented.

Our suggestion as the students of UFS was for the university to send us our certificates but still hold a graduation ceremony for us in future even if it's not this year since we don't mind waiting. JUST AS LONG AS WE GET A TRADITIONAL GRADUATION CEREMONY FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.As soon as this pandemic is over!

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