Day one of 17th kyambogo graduation complete
Kyambogo university today conducted its first day graduation which was presided over by the president of Uganda.The graduation was presided vitually by the president together with the Minister of education and sports jenet Kataha Museveni who were the chief guests.Museveni congratulated graduands before advising them to take health as their first priority and not to forget the institution’s original mandate of producing technology skills and offering high technology education.
He added that the students are beginning a long journey in life, the first thing they should emphasize is health and must ensure that they are healthy by avoiding bad habits like alcoholism and obesity.
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.
While addressing the students ,the 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 the graduation list, a total of 2651 students are to graduate with Bachelor Degrees and Diplomas of which 2414 are finalists and 237 being mop-up graduands.
The graduation ceremony that is slated to run for a period of three (3) days started today with the Faculty of Special Needs and Rehabilitation and School of Management and Entrepreneurship.
Other faculties that will graduate subsequently include Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Vocational Studies on Wednesday followed by Faculty of Science, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Education on Wednesday.