BMC Celebrates the Graduation of its Seventh Batch

Batterjee Medical College for Science and Technology celebrated the graduation of the seventh batch of its students under the patronage of Engineer Sobhi Abdul Jalil Batterjee, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, at Sheikh Abdul Jalil Batterjee Auditorium. The ceremony was attended by a number of dignitaries of Jeddah and official figures in addition to the graduates, their family members and Academic staff. The ceremony began with the national anthem then the march of Academics followed by graduates. After that, verses of the Holy Quran were recited by student Mohammed Ibrahim, winner of the first prize in the Quran contest in the Western region; subsequently, a documentary was displayed that highlights the most important stages of the development of the college and its programs as well as a brief about some of its achievements.

The Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Eng. Sobhi Batterjee, delivered a speech in which he welcomed the guests and congratulated the graduates on their success. He also mentioned that the college encompasses students from nearly 42 Arab and non-Arab nationalities and that the college is honored to graduate 1558 male and female students since its establishments. Also, he noted that the College is in the process of establishing new medical programs in line with the needs of the labor market in various medical specialties; The College also obtained the approval from the Ministry of Education to establish a new branch in Khamis Mushait in Asir region with a capacity up to 1000 students. He added that what the college is witnessing today would not have been possible without Allah's blessing and the support of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, his Crown Prince, and then the serious efforts made by the College's administration.

After that, Dr. Osama Kensara, BMC Dean, delivered a speech in which he expressed his congratulations to his sons and daughters. He stated: "Graduation does not mean the end of your academic journey; it is the beginning of your quest for knowledge. College education is only a stage in your lives which you have passed successfully. Stay committed in your pursuit of knowledge and be lifelong learners for knowledge is a never-ending process, the more you acquire, the more enriched and diverse your personality becomes." He also noted that this year's batch consists of 368 graduates from different medical specialties.

Before the end of the ceremony, the graduates, led by Dr. Khaled Batterjee, Vice- Chairman of the Board of Trustees delivered the Hippocratic Oath, which included the highest human, moral and religious values.

Finally, Graduates were very thrilled and expressed their extreme honor and pride in this joyful occasion which they have long waited for. They promised to do their very best to contribute in the development of their beloved country from all aspects.

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