Parami University upholds eight core values as a guiding principle to inspire members of its community to cultivate their leadership in service of humanity, civic engagement to communities, and relationships to the natural world. Parami's eight values include Equity, Humility, Integrity, Excellence, Diversity, Empathy, Freedom, and Responsibility.
At the Matriculation Ceremony to welcome new students to Parami University, Dr. Kyaw Moe Tun, the President of Parami University, asked each student to select one Parami value that interests and reflects them and discuss why they think the value is important. In becoming a member of the Parami community, it’s crucial that the students understand the essence of each value and adhere to the principles of the university.
Here are a few highlight sentence excerpts from the students’ reflections.
"Humility allows us to grow, connect and lead with authenticity to achieve a deeper level of understanding oneself and others."― Eaint P.T.
"At Parami University, integrity is not just a word but a way of life that permeates every aspect of the university community. By upholding integrity, students, faculty, and staff demonstrate a commitment to truth, transparency, and accountability in their academic pursuits and interactions. It fosters an environment of trust, respect, and fairness, where everyone is encouraged to do the right thing, even when no one is watching."― Ruth L.D.
"Freedom is more crucial than ever in today's world. With the growth of authoritarianism and the degradation of democratic norms, we must fight to maintain and preserve our liberties."―Nay Chi
"Responsibility is one of the essential values that every person should have. From a child to an old man, to all human beings, animals, surrounding environments, and even the planets. Deforestation, global warming, hunger, non-stop war, wildfires, floods, climate change, etc., are the outcomes of what we have done. And then, who suffered? We, ourselves! Who has the responsibility for that? Absolutely each of us living on this planet."― Jacqueline K.
"There is a quote by Ralph Marston: “Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.” Thus, excellence refers to Continuous improvement, Consistency, Positive impact, and Self-awareness"― Khu David T.K.
"Peace built on diversity is very fragile."―Yin M.H.
The empathy led me to cry together with the voiceless and inspired me to be their voice one day. Because of empathy, I stepped at the door of Parami University amidst inflation, uncertainties, and chaos after giving up my engineering pathway. While I was saying the oath, I added my personal vow to keep growing my tree of empathy so that I can share the knowledge I gained, the education I earned, and the beliefs I stood up for as the bearing fruits of that tree.―Niang S.L.L.
If someone asks me if he wants to see real magic in life, I would recommend he treat people with equitable minds. In my understanding, equity is providing individuals with different resources they need in life in order to grow gratefully and make positive impacts on society. Therefore, equity has powerful value in transforming one’s life, one’s family, one’s community, and one’s nation.―May P.T.