The President said, in particular, in his message:
“I congratulate you on one of the biggest and most memorable events in any young person’s life – finishing school.
Today’s occasion is a joyous event, a cause to celebrate, and yet at the same time it is also a little sad in its way, for you now stand at the threshold of big decisions and are bidding farewell to your unforgettable school years.
I am sure that you will remain profoundly grateful throughout your lives to the much-loved teachers and mentors who opened up to you the vast world of knowledge, shared the joys of your achievements, and helped you to overcome difficulties. And of course you will always remember your schooldays for the true and loyal friends they gave you.
From all my heart I wish you a successful way forward in your careers and in life, and hope that you will realise your dreams and talents and make a real contribution to our country.”