The 4th edition of the Diploma Award Ceremony for Academic Excellence took place this Tuesday, 21st May.
The president of Técnico, professor Arlindo Oliveira, congratulated the students and stressed the importance of these diplomas, which are a change point to a promising future. “It’s your responsibility, in a certain way, to create a better and more equal society”, said the president of Técnico. “We increasingly need qualified people to lead politics and business. I would like to count on you to have a brilliant career and, of course, to serve society”, he added.
“You, better than anyone, know that good results depend on effort and commitment”, said Francisca Simões, student vice-president of Pedagogic Council (CP), who considers this ceremony a “symbolic moment that recognizes the effort”. “You must take advantage of your skills. We are part of the generation empowered to change the world”, she said.
Professor Matilde Marques, vice-president of Scientific Council (CC), expressed her satisfaction at the ceremony: “These young students are able to manage their time in order to achieve these results”. “They are role models”, who will inspire their colleagues and the future students. “Técnico is very proud of you as well as the Portuguese society”, pointed out professor Matilde Marques.
The president of CP, professor Raquel Aires-Barros, explained that Técnico “wants to reward all students who have obtained high grades and approval in all curricular units”. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”, said professor Raquel Aires-Barros at the end of her speech.