GRADUATION – BUILDING COLLEGE
You, the students who leave these halls today, have justified the trust and confidence which your Government has reposed in you in selecting you for attendance at this school from among the many who have clamored and who still clamour for the opportunity to study here. In your future work, in your daily life and activities, be ever mindful to prove yourselves worthy of trust. Let all that you do contribute to the ultimate benefit of your motherland and your fellow-men. Let your work always be such that you can take pride in it, and if you do so, your country will have reason to be proud of you.
July 14, 1961.
Selected Speeches of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie – page 18 –