Miracle Ainembabazi, 20, a Makerere University student who emerged as the best graduand at the School of Social Sciences will also be graduating with a first class degree during the university’s 71st graduation ceremony scheduled to go down in May.
Ainembabazi, who also doubles as the Vice President School of Social Sciences Makerere University (Department of Political Science) scored a CGPA of 4.73 to emerge as the best in her school. The brilliant Ainembabazi joined Makerere in 2017 all the way from Kabale Brainstorm High School.
While explaining to Campus Bee what inspired her to pursue Social Sciences, Ainembabazi confessed that her passion to fight for human rights forced her to dive into the mentioned course which she believes will enable her become a voice for those who cannot advocate for themselves.
“My passion towards fighting for human rights inspired me to study social sciences. In this field, I get to be a voice for all who cannot advocate for themselves. The social science profession gives me the opportunity to empower, advocate, motivate, connect and encourage resilience. To change stereotypes and avoid fallacies.” Ainembabazi said.
The Makerere graduand, whose initial dream was to pursue Bachelor of Laws further revealed that she does not regret studying Social Sciences, a course that has enabled her to learn a number of things including; realizing the importance of social capital, how to multitask, among other skills.
“I learnt how to multitask for instance balancing politics and academics whereby I served as the Games and Sports Minister in year one and as Vice president School of social sciences up to year three.” She said.
Ainembabazi plans to use her skills to impact communities as well as making more research on issues affecting rural communities.
“I intend to apply the acquired knowledge through giving back to the community and making more research on issues affecting communities especially in the rural areas then I will lobby for more funds to set up projects to help vulnerable people especially women, girls, refugees and elderly,” Ainembabazi revealed.
“For instance, I participated in the Resolution Social Venture challenge 2020 where my team won $3000 to startup a laboratory rat project in my community Kamuganguzi sub- county, Kabale District, South Western Uganda aiming at empowering rural women to earn household income to support their families through training them on how to rare laboratory rats, and sell them. The initiative also seeks to improve the quality of scientific research results.” She added.
Despite being among the best students throughout her education journey, Ainembabazi does not take all the credit. The yet to graduate student attributes her success to her parents, lecturers, friends as well as MasterCard Foundation. She further called upon continuing students to set and work towards their goals at the same time keeping the discipline.