A graduation ceremony was held in Arusha, Tanzania by the East and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI) on 19 November 2016. CCES, which jointly runs the MBA (Customs) program, was represented by CSU lecturer Magdalena Nangolo from Windhoek, Namibia.
The graduation was officiated by Dr. Michael Kaingu, Zambian Minister for Higher Education. The Minister remarked that the African continent still has a lot to do before realizing its full potential. Dr Michael also observed that the absence of coordination among African countries regarding tax expenditures in the form of investment incentives would result in a race to the bottom for the continent, and he urged graduates to serve their organizations as engines for their countries’ development.