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Over 1,000 to graduate at Cavendish, 20 awarded scholarships

By Geoffrey Mutegeki

Added 18th January 2020 02:22 PM

According to the university’s vice-chancellor, Prof John Mugisha, the event will be presided over by the former president of Tanzania, Benjamin Mkapa.

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Caroline Nanvuma (centre) receiving her scholarship from Prof. David Mugisha and Olive Sabiiti. Photos by Geoffrey Mutegeki

According to the university’s vice-chancellor, Prof John Mugisha, the event will be presided over by the former president of Tanzania, Benjamin Mkapa.

EDUCATION

At least 1,000 students are set to graduate at Cavendish University during its ninth graduation ceremony in March.

According to the university’s vice-chancellor, Prof John Mugisha, the event will be presided over by the former president of Tanzania, Benjamin Mkapa.

 ome of the scholarship beneficiaries Some of the scholarship beneficiaries

 

“Graduation is the most important function for the university because it brings together all stakeholders. We shall hold it at under the theme, ‘Research and innovation for growth and development,” Mugisha said.

During the event, best-performing students will get awards, which will be presented by the chief guest.

Mugisha said this during a press conference to unveil 20 students who have been awarded full scholarships for the January intake.

The scholarships were awarded to vulnerable students, who are academically bright. It will cover all the tuition and university fees for the entire student’s study period.

The students include Caroline Nanvuma , an  LCI chairperson in Kyeyune, Kabalagala. She will be studying law.

“I am happy to be awarded this scholarship. I want to study law so that I can help my people in the ghetto understand their rights. The majority of them do not know them,” Nanvuma said.

The university deputy vice-chancellor, Olive Sabiti, said the university has more scholarship offers for the year 2020 and will be offering 40 more.

“There is an opportunity for students to get scholarships in May and December, we shall be taking 20 per intake,” Sabiti said.

At least sh500m will be spent on the scholarships.

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