Having commenced with the entrance of the 2016 – 2017 Academic Year Spring Semester master’s and doctoral degree graduates to the ceremony venue with music and applause, the ceremony continued with a moment of silence and national anthem followed by a guitar and flute performance of İbrahim Çetiner and Münevver Sakar. Then, on behalf of the master’s program graduates, EMU Communication Faculty Digital Media and Film Studies Master’s Program graduate Chinedu Emmanuel Ayinotu delivered a speech.
Stating that Cyprus is the only place he has traveled to so far, Ayinotu told the audience that he had never left his country, Nigeria, until then. Adding that when he first arrived in Cyprus he thought he would have adaptation problems, but due to the warm environment EMU provided upon his arrival, he experienced no problems at all. Ayinotu also added that EMU hosts students from 106 different cultures which gave him the unique opportunity to meet different individals from different cultures. Expressing his appreciation and gratitude towards his family, friends and instructors, Ayinotu added that the education he received in his department has been a privilege for him. At the end of his speech, Ayinotu surprised the audience as he sang ABBA’s song “I have a dream”.