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Grief as Makerere graduand dies a week to her graduation

According to university authorities, Babirye,24, died at St. Francis Hospital, Nsambye where she had been admitted with a diabetic attack.

DECEASED: Babirye Petrinah was among the graduands slated for next week's 72nd Graduation Ceremony (Photos/Courtesy)

KAMPALA, UGANDA: Makerere University Students Fraternity is mourning the death of one of their star students, Babirye Petrinah who passed on just a week to her graduation.

Babirye, 24, had just completed her Bachelors Degree in Computer Science and Information Technology and was among the students set to graduate next week on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at the 72nd graduation ceremony.

According to university authorities, Babirye died at St. Francis Hospital, Nsambye where she had been admitted with a diabetic attack.

Mr. Joseph Mbusa, the College of Computing And Information Sciences President where Babirye was a student described the late as a potential candidate who was among the top performers in the graduating class of 2022.

“Babirye and I were classmates, she was a very bright student since she was the third best in our class, we have lost a very brilliant person, May her soul rest in eternal peace,” Mr. Mabusa told this publication in a telephone interview.

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He added: “Babirye was such a hardworking student, she did so well in class since she had a CGPA of 4.38, she will be dearly missed, and may her soul rest in eternal peace.”

The Guild President Makerere University, Ms. Shamim Nambasa when contacted confirmed Babirye’s death and said the students’ body held a vigil on Tuesday evening at the late’s parents home in Kisaasi, while the burial is slated for today (Wednesday May 18) in her home district of Jinja.

“It is so unfortunate that we have lost a student that was waiting for her graduation day that is a week from now. We held vigil for her yesterday in Kisasi and she will be buried today in Jinja, we shall forever miss her and May her soul rest in eternal peace,” Nambassa said.

May Babirye’s soul rest in eternal peace.

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