KAMPALA, UGANDA: Kyambogo University is set to graduate a total of 12,080 students this week at the University’s 18th graduation ceremony.
Professor Eli Katunguka, the Vice Chancellor of Kyambogo University, while addressing the media at Kyambogo University in Kampala on Monday, revealed that the University Senate agreed that the University hold its 2022 graduation from Wednesday 7th to 9th December starting from 8 am -1 pm.
Prof Katunguka noted that this is the first time the University is graduating the highest and the largest number of students since it was established. Of those set to graduate, 6,239 are male and 5,841 are female.
“We are glad that we are having a big harvest of students and contributing to the human resource capital of this country. This ceremony will be physical and we urge all students wherever they are to come and attend the graduation ceremony,” Professor Eli Katunguka added.
The Vice-Chancellor also noted that students graduating from the Learning Centers of Soroti and Bushenyi will graduate from the Main campus.
According to the press release, the first day, that is 7th, will have students from the Faculty of Special Needs and Rehabilitation and those from the School of Management and Entrepreneurship.
The second day (8th Thursday) will have students from the faculties of Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Agriculture, School of Vocational Studies and School of Arts and Industrial Design.
The last day (9th Friday) shall have the School of Education, School of Computing and Information Science and School of Built Environment, and lastly Faculties of Science and Engineering.
He noticed that there is a concern that some students are not on the graduation list. He said this is because the students have retakes or have not paid the university dues. He also revealed that other times, some results come late but this time the Senate decided not to have an addendum.
“If there are students who have everything needed for graduation but are not on the list, after graduation, they will be required to go through the right procedures and they will be given their transcripts,” he assured.
The University has invited The First Lady, Janet Kataaha Museveni, the Minister of Education and Sports who will be represented by Dr. John Chrysestom Muyingo, the State Minister for Higher Education due to her engagements elsewhere.
Police Issues Traffic Guidelines
Police of Uganda have issued out security directives and guidelines to guide the graduands, parents and all the guests that are set to grace the 18th Graduation Ceremony of Kyambogo University.
Anatoli Katungwensi, the Assistant Commissioner of Police, has asked all the students and their parents intending to come for the graduation ceremony to be careful and cautious about their movements while they are coming for the graduation and going back home.
Katungwensi, who is also the Commander of Kampala Metropolitan East, directed that while travelling to Kampala, students should move hand in hand with their guardians/parents and make sure that they are safe.
“You find a parent moving alone and a student moving alone. This sometimes leads to accidents and people getting lost. Therefore, students make sure that their parents are safe, because most of them come from villages, they are not used to the urban setting maneuvers”. He directed.
He said that they are guidelines provided by the University, and all indicated in the invitation cards must be adhered to.
“You must obey the set guidelines as you are attending all the graduation activities” As you plan to come, know that heavy bags, electronic gadgets like cameras and laptops, metallic materials and equipment etc., are not allowed within the graduation premises.” ACP Katungwensi said.
In the presence of over 12 senior Police Officers, ACP said that they have come in as police to ensure that the graduation ceremony goes on successfully as planned.
According to him, all the gates of the university will be open for the entry, apart from the Eastern gate, which will be only open for the exit. And the rest of the gates will be open for exit after the graduation ceremony.
He further urged parents to use their graduation stickers on their vehicles so that they can be recognized and be helped in case of any issues that need any attention. Adding that this is a National ceremony, it will be known by the entire Ugandans.
Each graduand is only allowed to invite two guests to accompany them. No more people shall be accepted.
Professor Eli Katunguka, the University Vice Chancellor told journalists that the campus will be closed for other university activities for all these three days.
“During the three days of the 18th Graduation ceremony, starting from Wednesday 7th to Friday 9th, there will not be any lectures taking place at Kyambogo.