Faiby Mutoni, 23, a Makerere University student who has been pursuing a Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration (SWASA) has emerged the best performer with a CGPA of 4.59 ahead of the university’s 71st graduation ceremony slated to run from 17th to 21st May 2021.
The 23 year old Mutoni was also the best at her high school, Makerere High School, Migadde with 19 points who undertook History, Entrepreneurship, Divinity and ICT.
Mutoni, who also doubles as the leader of the Makerere University Social Work Students Association initially wanted to study Law. However, despite ending up in SWASA, Mutoni disclosed that she does not regret a thing following opportunities she has been exposed to as a social work and social administration student.
While commenting about her milestone, Mutoni confessed that it has not been an easy task, adding that the achievement was possible due to the support of her family, friends, as well as lecturers.
“This trend of success has not been a one man’s army, it has comprised of different supportive groups cutting across family, fellow students and most importantly supportive lecturers. I will forever remain grateful,” she said.
If beauty with brains was a person, indeed Mutoni should be the best example to describe the phrase. Well, Mutoni’s education bit did not deter her from having a side hustle. She is the founder of “Social Work Spotlight”, a magazine aimed at availing a platform for social work students to learn more about their profession and to improve their writing and research skills.
Mutoni has also dived into the advocacy world as a strong advocate for girl child’s rights. After being hit by challenges to raise tuition, Mutoni nearly dropped out of school and opt for early marriage since it is the order of the day for young girls. This challenge forced her to join the advocacy world.
The 23 year old student has also been instrumental in sensitizing parents and community leaders about the importance of educating the girl child, and the challenges associated with child marriages.
According to Esther Nanfuka Kalule, a lecturer in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, Mutoni is focused, hardworking, reliable, innovative and keen to learn and to apply what she has learnt to support vulnerable communities in her home district, Kiboga and other parts of the country.