Howard University is one of the oldest and most prestigious Black Universities in the World and has produced some of the great movers and shaker of the world. Especially so in the African American Community and in Africa.
This year graduates had a lot to be proud of at their graduation ceremony. However, the emphasis was not on the 96 graduating medical students, all focus was on an exemplary list of 46 Nigerian graduates.
Out of the 96 candidates, 46 were Nigerian and outof the 27 awards given, 16 awards were given to Nigerian graduates. This is such a proud and empowering moment for these students. Never before at Howard University or any University in the United States has this happened.
These Nigerian students completely dominated the ceremony and made history.
President Obama, the commencement speaker, talked about race and encouraged all the graduates to be proud of their blackness and to always love and embrace who they are. He applauded the Nigerians