A total of 296 students are set to graduate with masters and bachelor’s degrees and diplomas from Uganda Christian University (UCU) Mbale Campus on Friday.
Of these, 169 (57%) are female while 127 (43%) are male, according to a statement from the university. Of these, 21 students will be awarded first class degrees (13 females and 8 males).
This will also be the second part of UCU’s 19th graduation ceremony and the second in one month having graduated 1,024 students on July 6, at the Main Campus in Mukono.
Among the graduands is 70-year-old Soitta Wandyete. He will graduate with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Management.
Wandyetye is one of the oldest graduates in the history of the university which he joined in 2014, having completed Bachelor’s Degree in Democracy and Development Studies from Uganda Martyrs University.
The graduation ceremony will be presided over by the UCU chancellor and Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Rev. Stanley Ntagali.
It will be preceded by a commissioning Service, a formal send-off session at UCU during which graduands are prayed for before their graduation.
The statement explains that in line with the UCU practice, graduands will walk away with their transcripts on graduation day to ease their absorption into the job market.