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Roza Otunbaeva at UCA “Seek Solutions to Challenges Ahead”

PRESS RELEASE: 17 June 2022

June 17 was a night of celebration as achievement awards were presented to the Class of 2022 at UCA’s annual awards ceremony at the Naryn campus. Students were recognized for leadership, community service, as well as academic achievements.

Speaking on the occasion, the former President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Madame Roza Otunbayeva, encouraged graduates to use the skills they have acquired to seek solutions to the many challenges that lie ahead for Kyrgyzstan and the region. She reaffirmed the government’s commitment to improving the quality of education in the country at all levels, and noted that, “One of the most important projects of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Aga Khan Development Network is the University of Central Asia, which I regard as a world class university, delivering academic programmes of international quality.”

While paying tribute to the national and international faculty at UCA for the key role they have played in educating the young men and women, she reminded the graduates that, “Success in today’s world is not simply about achieving material success, it is about the journey of acquiring knowledge to improve quality of life. I am very proud that this journey brought you to Naryn and the University of Central Asia.”

The event was attended by parents, members of the Board of Trustees of UCA, faculty, staff and students, and preceded the graduation ceremony on the next day.

Roza Awards Night

Former President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Madame Roza Otunbayeva delivering speech at UCA's Awards Night Ceremony