Miyazaki International College conducted its entrance ceremony on April 6, 2022. This is the 29th entrance ceremony for the School of International Liberal Arts and 9th for the School of Education.
142 students were admitted this year, including 4 international students: 2 from Nigeria, 1 from Korea, and 1 from India. 1 exchange student from the U.K. also started studying with us.
President Murakami said in his speech "Have the strength to overcome loneliness, the strength not to fear making mistakes, the strength not to be embarrassed to ask questions. Be eager to learn and determined to lay the foundation for your future while you are here. Please enrich the time to prepare yourself to go out to the real world. Congratulations on your enrollment today. "
The Chief Trustee of Miyazaki Educational Institution, Keiko Yamashita, said in her speech, " The era in which you will be working after graduation is said to be one of rapid change and unpredictability. In the past year, we have experienced the disastrous effects of the coronavirus, earthquakes, and the invasion of Ukraine. It is precisely in times such as these that those of you who have the opportunity to study at universities must work now to expand your knowledge and experience in order to contribute to society. Learning in university is different from learning in high school. We hope that you will learn to question the true nature of things. I hope that you will learn to think for yourselves and to face things head-on."
President of the Student Government, Vu Van Khoa (4th year student from Vietnam) gave a welcome speech on behalf of the current student body.
When the season is full of vitality from the warmth of the sun and plants are sprouting all at once, it is a suitable time for fresh start. On behalf of the student body, congratulations to you on this day of ceremony in honor of your admission to MIC. I would like to thank each and every one of you for being here with us today.
We are pleased to be able to welcome you and look forward to sharing the MIC experience with you for the next four years. As first year students entering Miyazaki International College, how are you feeling today? I was just like you all when I first came to this college. It was exciting as well as nervous to become a college student because it is the time for you to decide your own life without interference from your parents for the first time.
As a current student, a senior and a new companion, I would tell you to learn and enjoy as much as you can in the next four years. This will be one of the most important milestones in your lifetime, a time during which you will build your perspectives and broaden your horizons by taking advantage of the diversity of MIC. There will be some challenging times, but do not ever give up and be frightened to try new things. People grow from difficulties. New things give you new opportunities to get to know yourself and the world around you better.
MIC is a small college. Nevertheless, once you become acquainted, I believe you will experience a sense of familiarity and connection with friends and faculty you could not enjoy at any other school. Since coming to MIC, I have been able to learn a lot from my friends and teachers and have been greatly supported by them.
Whether you want to become a teacher, a businessperson, or a civil servant, today is the first step on your journey to achieving our goals. Remember as you take each new step that you are not alone; there are many people just like you who are chasing their dreams, who will stand by your side when you feel you have lost your way. So please do your best. Lastly, I hope you will all have four years of fulfillment and joy at MIC.
Vu, Van Khoa, on behalf of the student body
April 6, 2022