Kampala University students jubilating during their graduation ceremony at the university's main campus in Ggaba, Kampala on Thursday. Photos by Godiver Asege
Kampala University has received charter from the Government during the 14th graduation ceremony at the university headquarters in Gaba, Kampala.
The charter was handed to the university chancellor, Edward Rugumayo, by Charles Bakabulindi, the state minister for sports, who represented education minister Janet Kataha Museveni at the function.
During the graduation, over 3,000 students were awarded with master's degrees, bachelor's degrees, diplomas and certificates from different.
Bakabulindi said acquisition of a charter by the university was an acknowledgement of the big step in the imparting education and skills to students. He said the university has been operating on the provisional license since its establishment in 1999.
Bakabulindi lauded university for its tremendous growth in students' enrollment as well as establishment of other sister universities in other countries such as Rwanda, South Sudan and Somalia.
He advised graduates on promoting morals and keeping the good image of the university in different fields of work. Bakabulindi pledged government support to the University so that it flourishes as well as transforming education of the country.
Some of the students who graduated
The university chancellor, Prof. Edward Rugumayo, said among university graduates, 57% are Ugandans, an indication that it has support from the local citizens.
Rugumayo, who was awarded the honorary doctorate in environmental science and development asked students to exhibit high levels of professionalism and innovativeness.
Christine Kidde, who represented the graduates at the ceremony, lauded the university leadership right from the guild leadership up to the chancellor for the cooperation that has enhanced academic success of students.
Prof. Rugumayo (left) greets Prof. Kateregga
She also hailed parents for the sacrifice they made in paying fees as well as providing other scholastic materials such as books, papers and pens.
Kidde also asked fellow graduates to be job creators and desist from habits of under looking jobs.