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Are graduations still worth celebrating?

By Victoria Nampala

Added 13th December 2016 04:18 PM

Such an achievement is worth the celebration because I have toiled day and night with course works, tests, examinations, strikes and demonstrations of lecturers but still managed to strive with a second upper degree without a retake.

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Some of the graduates from Ndejje University, Agriculture department. Photos by Victoria Nampala

Such an achievement is worth the celebration because I have toiled day and night with course works, tests, examinations, strikes and demonstrations of lecturers but still managed to strive with a second upper degree without a retake.

I always dreamt of that day when I will be celebrating my studies with a mega party.

Such an achievement is worth the celebration because I have toiled day and night with course works, tests, examinations, strikes and demonstrations of lecturers but still managed to strive with a second upper degree without a retake.

It is at this time that I realized organizing such a party was a total mystery since I have a lot of friends and did not know who to leave out and who to invite since most of them have contributed towards my studies.

We had a luncheon with my family members and some few close friends. It is at this time when my father asked one of my friends when he hopes to have a celebration party. He openly told him “It’s not on my agenda. Besides, it’s wastage of time, resources and money.”

Well now that many students are graduating from different institutions, they have different ideas of whether to have a graduation party or not.


What graduates say

Benjamin Kinyonyi -civil engineering

There is no way I can celebrate graduation when I don’t have a job. It is not worth to celebrate but rather use the little available money to start looking for jobs. I have many responsibilities and I do think it is important to save my money for serious issues.

Samuel Osele. Civil engineering

 
I’m actually taking my party to the village in Soroti because those people have made me who I’m today. It is my birth place and I feel it’s the greatest gift I can ever give the whole village. I have to celebrate, it as a must though the desired day is not set.

John peter Biswanka.  Agriculture

 
I have struggled so much to reach this day. I’m not certain if I have to make a party. But it is important to celebrate if the funds are there.

Mirembe Esther, Education (best female student)

My education journey has never been easy. That is why I had to read hard against all odds. I knew one day I would celebrate this day. Being the best female student has opened for me the gates of life where many people are now looking at me as a role model. I need to celebrate with them.

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