Wolkite University (WKU) is among the ten newly founded universities in the year 2012. The foundation stone was laid by the late Prime Minister, His Excellency Mr. Meles Zenawi, in November 2009 in a plain landscape which is quite ideal for academic pursuit.
After four consecutive years of the teaching -learning process, the University celebrates the second convocations by about 500 students in six different colleges in different field of study with the presence of honorable and distinguished guests, members of the University board, the surrounding society, society of the University, and students' families.
His Excellency Mr. Mekuriya Haile, Minster of Construction, Urban, and Housing Development and Administrative chairperson of the University board, and Pr. Dejene Ayele, President of the University, conferred message about the progress of the university and advise to graduates. In the message that they give to the graduates, graduates are responsible in moving the country one step forth, creating their own job, participating in any innovative activities and are liable in changing the theory they have grasped in the class in to practice since one of the main objectives of the establishment of the University is to fill the human resource gap which is existed in the country.
Finally, after awards are given for high achiever students by the distinguished guests, the ceremony ended with the song of the National Anthem.