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By Vision Reporter

Added 27th July 2003 03:00 AM

SIXTY Ugandan students recently graduated in various fields from various Indian universities, in the first ever all African Graduation Ceremony held in Madya Pradesh State of India

SIXTY Ugandan students recently graduated in various fields from various Indian universities, in the first ever all African Graduation Ceremony held in Madya Pradesh State of India

By Solomon Muyita

SIXTY Ugandan students recently graduated in various fields from various Indian universities, in the first ever all African Graduation Ceremony held in Madya Pradesh State of India.

The July 12 function held in the city of Bhopal (City of Lakes) was dominated by Ugandans, Kenyans and South Africans.

The students who excelled MBA, MCM, Masters in Public Admin., BBA, B.COM, B.Pharm, B.Eng, B.A, B.A (Management) went through the universities of Agra, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Udaipur, Chandigarh, Jabalpur and the hosts, Bhakatullah.

Some of the students who graduated in master’s programmes, have stayed in India since late 1997. One of the graduands, Emmanuel Patrick Kintu (MBA Finance), told The New Vision that there are now more students flocking Indian universities to pursue higher education.

Speaking about the function, Kintu said, “speeches were given by the leaders of Ugandan and Kenyan communities. They elaborated the problems faced by the African (Ugandan) students in Indian Universities.”

Among highlighted problems was the “Hindi paper compulsorily offered to African Students by the Indian University authorities.

“The Bhakatullah University vice chancellor promised to tackle that problem and a great applause was received in return,” Kintu added.

Makumbi Rita Bayiga, MBA Finance, added, “Being one of the graduands, I only wished our beloved parents were around to witness this.”

60 graduate in India

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