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UCU graduates 47 first-class students

By Clare Muhindo

Added 30th June 2016 06:44 PM

The overall best student, Hilda Nalule scored a CGPA of 4.82.

As Uganda Christian University holds its 17th graduation ceremony Friday, a total of 47 students will be awarded first class degrees in various disciplines.

The number of graduands with first class has increased from 41 in the previous graduation, held last October.

For one to be awarded a first class degree, they must have scored a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 4.40 out of the standard five points.

The overall best student, Hilda Nalule scored a CGPA of 4.82. She was pursuing a bachelor of Child development and Children's Ministry.

Nalule is followed by Rebecca Nantayi with 4.79 in the same course. 45 of the first class graduands are students from the humanities, while only two offered science courses.

The best scientist, Moses Mugisha Atuhaire scored a CGPA of 4.68 in Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental engineering. The other scientist was a girl; Rose Kunihira, with a CGPA of 4.40 in Bachelor of Agricultural science and entrepreneurship.

They are among the 1,441 students who will be awarded certificates, diplomas, bachelor's degrees and masters at the institution today.

Taking place at the University's new recreation sports ground, the ceremony was preceded by a commissioning service, at which graduands were prayed for by the university chaplain.

The graduation ceremony will be presided over by Frank Mugambage, the High Commissioner of Rwanda to Uganda.

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