Kyabazinga commends holistic education at Leura Nursing School as 290 graduate in different disciplines

Kyabazinga of Busoga, H/M Wilberforce Gabula Nadiope IV adressing the congregation at Leura Nursing School's 2nd Graduation on Friday, October 13, 2023 (Photos/Isabirye Simon Peter)

Bugweri, (UG): The Kyabazinga of Busoga Kingdom His Majesty William Wilberforce Gabula Nadiope Kadhumbula IV has commended nursing schools in the Busoga sub-region for offering holistic education to the learners.

He says through such kind of education, students have among others promoted the region’s culture and sports by engaging in various activities.

The Kyabazinga, who was in the company of his premier Dr Joseph Muvawala Nsekere and other dignitaries was speaking at the second graduation ceremony for Leura School of Nursing and Midwifery in Ibulanku sub-county, Bugweri district where he first planted a tree as a sign of preserving the environment before proceeding to the graduation arena.

A total of 296 students graduated with Certificates in Nursing and Midwifery and the Kyabazinga suggested to the institute which currently offers only certificates to streamline and update the existing courses to widen their base.

“This institute doesn’t only concentrate on academics but also creates a conducive atmosphere which promotes the physical, spiritual and social country development of the students as evidenced by the different games and sports with cultural identities,”

The Kyabazinga being led to the graduation arena by the Institute Director, Mr Lule Sulaiman

“My observation and suggestion to the management is that you should streamline and update existing courses and widen on its base. I’m glad that effective next year, diploma classes in nursing and midwifery will take shape,” the Kyabazinga said before thanking the institute leadership for progressing every day.

He commended the government of Uganda through the line nursing bodies led by the Ministry of Health for the technical guidance and support to the institution before he credited parents for educating their children and tasked them to lead them in upgrading to diplomas, degrees and beyond.

However, the Institute Director, Mr Lule Sulaiman said the institute has registered a percentage increase in the number of students graduating especially the males. Of the 296 who were passed out, 192 graduated with certificates in nursing of which 80 are male and 112 are female while 104 with certificates in midwifery who are all female.

Leura Nursing School Director, Mr Lule Sulaiman giving his speech at the graduation

He appreciated the Kyabazinga for extending bursaries through Busoga Kingdom to students at the institution and called upon the graduates to utilize the knowledge and skills acquired from the school.

“Go and put to good use the skills and knowledge you have received from here to change and improve the health of your communities, country and humanity. Put your trust in God and honour your parents,” he said.

Mr Lule challenged graduates to make the right decisions and overcome the challenges ahead of them while putting God first.

“I wish to remind you that there are a number of challenges ahead of you and it’s your responsibility to remain focused and build on what you have attained and make the right decisions and choices in whatever you do,” Mr. Lule emphasized.

A section of graduates taking professional oaths of service

Meanwhile, Busoga Kingdom Premier, Dr Joseph Muvawala Nsekere based at this function to officially inform people that the Kyabazinga’s wedding of November 18, 2023, will be celebrated across Busoga with the main function at Bugembe.

“We shall have a few seats in Bugembe but this wedding is for the whole Busoga and you don’t need to go to Bugembe. We shall have similar organizations in every chiefdom and I call upon you to consider November, 18 as a public holiday across Busoga,” Dr Muvawala said. 

A section of graduands who were conferred certificates

The Bishop of Busoga central diocese Rt. Rev. Patrick Wakula who earlier in the day led prayers ahead of the main ceremony, urged graduates to be disciplined, humble and professional while executing their work citing that it’s what patients desire most.

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