Yamu Burobuto, one of the students that have overstayed at Makerere University has finally graduated during the university’s 71st graduation ceremony. Burobuto, who joined Makerere Law School in 2012 was among hundreds that graduated today with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) in a blended graduation ceremony.
It is worthy noting that Burobuto served as Makerere Law Society (MLS) President, Law School GRC, Guild Speaker (twice) ,Acting Guild President for 9 months before attempting to run for Presidency in the 2021 general elections. The fresh graduate submitted his requirements to the Uganda Electoral Commission but unfortunately he was not nominated.
Speaking of today’s graduation, the former MLS President has celebrated the milestone by penning a heartfelt poem which narrates his nine-year stay at the Ivory Tower. Titled “The Ivory Tower, My Story”, Burobuto highlights on his innocence as well as the enjoyments that made his campus life memorable.
According to the poem, Burubuto joined Makerere as new as a virgin but he however did not waste a single second to taste what campus life had to offer.
Read his full poem below;
I walked in as new as a Virgin
Unaware of the bliss that awaited me
But u didn’t waste any single second
Quickly setting me on an adventure like no other
Opened my eyes to worlds I didn’t know existed
Awakened a passion in me whose stubborn nature I couldn’t easily contain nor understand
But ooh boy oooh boy God knows I enjoyed every bit in the fulfillment of such a powerful passion,leadership:!service of others(no pun intended)
Because of you I made a colorful bunch of friends, my bunch comes in all shade, colour,size,sex,religion, region,nation,continent, discipline, age, to mention but a few..Because of you I dined with those sought the most low but also dined with those sought the most high..tapped into the teachings and knowledge of the wise and fools alike..Hehehe
Then you made my heart beat in ways that sometimes made me wonder if I weren’t in heaven itself ..ofcourse other times it burnt as if hell fire on earth.
then u taught me love..I loved and was loved
Many always wondered y I wasn’t letting you go, with hindsight I realise it is you that wasn’t letting me go..
U were not finished with me..Hehehe
Without you what would I have been, what would I be , I will keep our secret as to why u held unto me longer until we are ready to tell the world. I pray that I don’t disappoint the trust u hv placed upon me for many were called but few were chosen. AMEN
Today as you finally release me to the world, be rest assured I will return to save you,
My dearie, MAKERERE UNIVERSITY
We build For for the future ! Indeed?!
Yamu Burobuto .