A total of 2,415 graduands will walk away with certificates, diploma , bachelors and post-graduate qualifications at Kampala University’s 19th graduation slated for Thursday, June, 23.
According to a press statement seen by this website, 1,419 of the graduands are male representing 59 per cent of the total number of graduands while 996 are female representing 41 per cent of the graduands.
During this year’s graduation that will be held at the institution’s main campus at Ggaba, a total of 42 graduates will walk away with first class degrees.
In an interview with Busoga Today, the university’s assistant dean of students Abu Kakaire said the university has worked tirelessly to ensure that all students who meet the university’s requirements for graduation are included on the list.
“I want to congratulate all the graduands upon attaining this milestone amid the challenges posed by Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdown,” Kakaire said.
One of the graduands Pauline Kongai who is graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Journalism & Mass Communication said she has waited for this moment all her life.
“I am overjoyed and I thank my parents for the support they have offered me. I thought Covid-19 would spoil the moment like it did last year but thank God we are all going to the main campus,” she said.
The university’s vice-chancellor Prof. Badru Kateregga lauded the graduands for choosing Kampala University and urged them to remain true to the values and virtues they have obtained from the institution.
He also called for partnership among institutions of higher learning and the need to embrace digital platforms as a means of coping with the forth industrial revolution.
“We advise institutions of higher learning to prioritise the move towards sharing resources and embracing digital platforms to fit in the changing world,” Prof. Kateregga said.
He disclosed that the graduation ceremony will be presided over by the university chancellor Prof. George Mondo Kagonyera with the Vice-President Maj (Rtd) Jessica Alupo gracing the occasion as chief guest.
The flamboyant professor said the occasion will be relayed on Bukedde TV1 and urged members of the public who will not travel to Ggaba to follow the event on their screens.
Kampala University started operation on February 16, 1999. It is now a sprawling institution with campuses in Jinja, Masaka, Luwero and Mutundwe.