Saudi mother and daughter graduate together from same university on same day


Riyadh – Saudi woman Eidah Al-Rasheedi and her daughter Areej share a memorable moment when both of them graduated from Shaqra University on the same day, that is on Friday, while their friends, relatives, and university colleagues sent them wishes for their dedication and efforts.

The mother Eidah said, “I have five daughters and three grandsons, but despite this, I challenged all the circumstances and summoned all my determination to achieve the dream of my childhood — to obtain a bachelor’s degree. And this took place last night”, Saudi Gazette reported.

“I was able to reconcile between my studies and managing my family affairs. My daughter, Areej, and I were in a state of great competition in studying and revising our lectures and lessons, until we graduated together on the same day,” she added.

She told media that she enrolled in the university after completing her secondary school education via the “home study” system, and after one year, she got support and motivation from her daughters and husband, until she completed the graduation.

“I’m very happy with this accomplishment and obtaining my bachelor’s degree. My feelings are indescribable. The happiness in our home is twice as much — my graduation and my daughter’s”, she rejoiced.

Eidah is specialized in Business Administration in the Faculty of Science and Human Studies in Shaqra University, while her daughter Areej majored in Education at the College of Science and Human Studies

She talked about her future plans and said, “I have ambitions to go for postgraduate studies, especially amid the limitless support that education and Saudi women get from the Kingdom’s leadership”.

Expressing joy over mother’s success, daughter Areej said, “I’m living in a stage of great happiness and pride over my mom’s graduation, as I recall the nights she used to stay awake for my comfort throughout our lives. During the university studies, we used to encourage one another to study and revise the university lectures and lessons, so as to score high marks in the university courses and subjects.”

Shaqra University which is 190 kms northwest of Riyadh, held a virtual graduation ceremony for the 12th batch of students, comprising 6,300 male and female graduates.

The President of the University Dr. Ali Al-Saif congratulated all the men and women graduates, and wished them further excellence and success.

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