MAPS College held its first Graduation Ceremony, GRADUATION 2012, on 23 October 2012 at Rannabadeyri Maalam; Dharubaaruge.

The Chief Guest of the ceremony was Dr. Ali Fawaz Shareef, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of Maldives National University. Cabinet Ministers, Senior Government Officials as well as families of the graduating students attended the ceremony.

The ceremony commenced when the Procession was ushered into the hall. The Procession was divided into three segments. Graduating students marched in the first segment, followed by the members of the MAPS College Academic Board and College Council Members. The Chief Guest of the ceremony, accompanied by the Senior Members of the College Council was in the third segment. Each segment was guided into the Hall and escorted to their seats by a Marshall carrying the MAPS College Mace.

Among the many students who completed their studies at MAPS College, 61 students participated in the ceremony, graduating from different courses at Certificate, Diploma and Associate Degree Level. 19 students won the Best Academic Achievement Award, an award presented by MAPS College to the student who achieves the highest cumulative marks from all the modules of a course.

Certificates and awards were presented to the students by the Chief Guest and Senior Officials of MAPS College Council.

Mr. Ahmed Ali, Rector of MAPS College spoke at the ceremony. He highlighted the fact that MAPS College was the pioneer Education Institution in the Maldives which provided opportunities for youth to pursue Higher Education and that Graduates of MAPS College now hold senior posts in various private and public sector organizations. Mr. Ahmed Ali also shared future plans of MAPS College, which includes commencement of degree programs from January 2013 intake onwards.

The Chief Guest also addressed the graduates, and encouraged them to continue their studies and to serve the community in their respective sectors. He stated that the private sector Education Institutions and the National University needed to work together to further enhance the quality of education provided in the Maldives.