A total of 9,521 students are expected to graduate during Kyambogo University’s three-day 17th graduation ceremony. Of these, 5074 are males while 4447 are females. A total of 179 graduands pursued science with education while 251 scooped first-class degrees.
According to statistics released by the university, the best male student is Ruma Daniel Hendry who managed to score a CGPA of 4.9. The best female student is Nabasinga Joan Mirembe with a CGPA of 4.86.
The first day of the ceremony was presided over by President Yoweri Museveni as the Chief Guest. The President together with Hon. Janet Museveni, the Minister of Education and Sports addressed graduands virtually from the State House.
During his address, Museveni congratulated graduands before advising them to take health as their first priority. The president also advised the university management not to forget the institution’s original mandate of producing technology skills and offering high technology education.
“You are beginning a long journey in life, the first thing you should emphasize is health. You must ensure that you are healthy by avoiding bad habits like alcoholism and obesity.” President Museveni advised.
While speaking at the graduation ceremony, the university Vice-Chancellor Prof Eli Katunguka lauded the University Council and top management for responding to the needs of staff and students in a timely manner. According to Katunguka, the university has not seen a major strike in a long time due to good governance.
According to Katunguka, over 80% of academic staff have been trained in using ICT to teach and assess students. He added that the university staff has embraced vaccination ahead of planned reopening for physical lectures.
The Minister of Education, Hon. Janet Museveni advised the university to embrace some of the opportunities that came with the COVID-19 pandemic instead of spreading hate.
“This COVID-19 pandemic comes along with opportunities but we can’t embrace them if we let pessimism and negativity fill us our hearts and minds,” She said.
In his remarks, Kyambogo’s Chancellor, Prof John Ssebuwufu thanked the graduands for having stayed on course as many were not able to complete due to different reasons. He further called upon everyone to be an ambassador for their university.
Below are some photos from the graduation ceremony;