Students handed diplomas, roll across graduation stage virtually in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines -- A dream came true for the class of 2020 at a school in the Philippines.

Students got to attend their graduation ceremony remotely with a high-tech twist in the nation's capital, Manila. Robots dressed in caps and gowns rolled across the stage to accept diplomas for the cyber-graduation, but the students' faces were seen on video screens so they could be in the moment.

179 public school students took part in the commencement ceremony on Friday, May 22. A robotics team came up with the idea for the unique graduation ceremony since all large gatherings were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.