Kyabazinga to grace graduation of over 290 nurses in Bugweri

Kyabazinga Gabula Nadiope IV will friday preside over the graduation of nurses at Leura School of Nursing in Bugweri

Bugweri, (UG): The Kyabazinga of Busoga, His Majesty William Wilberforce Nadiope Kadhumbula Gabula IV is tomorrow (Friday) expected to grace the second graduation ceremony at Leura School of Nursing and Midwifery in Bugweri District, DailyExpress understands.

The Kyabazinga will confer certificates to nurses and midwives totalling 296 at the nursing school located in Ibulanku sub-county of the eastern district.

Speaking to the press on Wednesday afternoon, the Director and Founder of Leura School of Nursing and Midwifery, Mr Lule Sulaiman said that the anticipated busy day will be packed with a number of celebration activities before the major item of conferring certificates to the graduands.

“We’re so blessed for the second graduation ceremony and HRH the Kyabazinga will grace the function. We expect to match from Idudi through Busesa and finally to the school and we shall conduct prayers led by our dear Bishop of central Busoga diocese Rt. Rev. Patrick Wakula before the arrival of Kyabazinga,” Mr Lule said.

Leura School Director, Mr. Lule Sulaiman speaks to the media on Wednesday afternoon

The Director was however pleased with the increasing number of boy children in the nursing department saying that previously, the boys could leave the nursing courses to only girls.

“The boys graduating in nursing have increased to 42% compared to the previous percentage which was below 40%. We have 80 boy students who are going to graduate and we’re happy that boys have also embraced this course. This course is a skill like any other course which can be handled by anyone,” Mr Lule added.

The Institute Academic Registrar Mr Nantamu Tadeo told DailyExpress in an exclusive interview that the second graduation is expected to cover students who finished studies in June 2022, December 2022 and June 2023.

He commended parents for supporting them in shaping a society with health practitioners and said that as a training school, they at all times target meeting academic standards of the various nursing and midwives bodies in the country in order to move by their motto of quality training for better health.

The Academic Registrar Mr Nantamu Tadeo speaks to journalists during the Wednesday press conference

“We aim at meeting standards of Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council and Uganda Nurses and Midwives Examinations Board. That’s why our children we taught here are working out there,” Mr Nantamu said.

With the Education Ministry set to relax the principle of forbidding male students from studying midwifery, Mr Lule, the Director of the school says this will assist in combating understaffing of midwives in health centres given the number of both females and males who will be trained across the country to handle related cases.

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