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The Mace

Brief History About Ceremonial Mace
A ceremonial mace is a highly ornamented staff of metal or wood, carried before a sovereign or other high official in civic ceremonies by a mace-bearer, intended to represent the official's authority. The mace, as used today, derives from the original mace used as a weapon. Processions often feature maces, as on parliamentary or formal academic occasions.


Akamai University Mace
The Akamai University Mace is intended as a symbol of authority, and when carried by a University dignitary it is a banner of institutional prestige, and a symbol of University scholarship and integrity as an academic institution.


The Akamai University Mace is the symbol of the authority of the President, to award certificates, diplomas and degrees and represents the power of higher education as a catalyst for advancing the human condition.


The mace is carried by a mace-bearer, preceding the President, in the processional of students and faculty into and out from the venue where the convocation, award ceremony, or formal academic gathering is held. The mace sits on its stand during the convocation and is cared for at the University headquarters in Hawaii.

              

 

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Akamai University is internationally accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC). The University has earned Premier status with ASIC for its commendable areas of operation. ASIC is an approved accrediting body for the purposes of compliance by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) is a member of the British Quality Foundation (BQF), sits on the Quality Standards Group of UK NARIC, and is one of a number of international accrediting bodies listed in the international directory by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in the USA and is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG).

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