Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the International University of Grand Bassam


The First Lady, Dominique Ouattara sponsored the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the International University of Grand Bassam and the 3rd graduation ceremony for the students of this university.

The ceremony took place in the auditorium of the Village of Information Technologies and Biotechnology (VITIB) of Grand-Bassam, on Thursday, August 03, 2017.

Several eminent personalities took part in the meeting, including the Vice-President, Mr. Daniel Kablan Duncan, Mrs. Bakayoko Ly Ramata, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Mrs. Kandia Kamissoko Camara, Minister of National Education and Technical Training, Mr. Bruno Koné Nabagné, Minister of Communication, Digital Economy and the Post, Nanan Tanoé Désiré, King of N'Zima Kotoko and President of the Chamber of Kings and Traditional Chiefs, and of other personalities.

Indeed, 36 students from the International University of Grand Bassam received awrds from the hands of Mrs. Dominique Ouattara during this graduation ceremony.

Sponsor of the event, the wife of the Head of State held, long before, to reward the new graduates of the UIGB. To this end, she offered 36 laptops to the new graduates. Helping them to approach their new professional life with confidence. The value of this in-kind donation is estimated at 14,400,000 CFA francs.

Better, responding to the call of the Foundation of the International University of Grand Bassam based in the United States, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara decided to provide assistance for the education of students in difficult economic situation. Thus, the First Lady offered the sum of 10 million CFA francs to these students to enable them to ensure their schooling. She then offered 13,600,000 CFA francs to the students, the staff of the UIGB and the attending populations. The total value of donations in kind and in cash is estimated at 28 million CFA francs. Donations appreciated and welcomed by applause from students and students’ parents in the room.