Graduation day is undoubtedly the most anticipated day in any student’s life, and senior year is also one of the most memorable experiences for any one. So what happens when students have no idea when, or even how, they’ll graduate?
The spread of COVID-19 across the globe halted many events in several countries, including graduation ceremonies for both school and university students. With almost everything in the country shut down to fight the spread of the pandemic, seniors are heartbroken to be missing their graduation ceremonies.
“I feel like I’m lost. The senior year mood at our university was something we all wait for. We had photoshoot day, employment fair, and now we’re missing all of this. I’m trying to be a little hopeful, but I don’t really have any expectations at the moment because everything is unclear,” said Emad Ageeb, a senior at GUC.
Maria Zaky, another Egyptian senior, majoring in Mass Communication at Cairo University, explained that this is the moment that she has been waiting for four years, and now it’s gone. “I feel like I don’t want to graduate anymore, I don’t even want a graduation,” she said.
“To all the seniors out there, lets try not to stress about it, and lets try to spend our time at home doing things that we love. And remember, it will pass, just like everything else does,” concluded Maria.
We all were students once upon a time, and saw graduation as the day our lives will change forever, and realized later that this wasn’t the case because graduation is not the end of the world. There are many different milestones that you can look forward to; life has a lot more in store for you.
No one likes to have their plans cancelled or even changed, especially if they’ve been looking forward to them for a long time, but unfortunately, we’re all in this together, and we’ll hopefully get out of it soon.