Iganga, (UG): At least 1500 students were on Thursday commissioned ahead of this year’s final examinations at Lubega Institute of Nursing and Medical Sciences as the institute celebrates its 7th anniversary.
The institute which was established by an educationist who is also the chairperson of Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC), and first Deputy Premier for Busoga Kingdom Al-hajj Prof Dr Muhamadi Lubega Kisambira has since registered a number of achievements including giving birth to two other institutes i.e Lubega School of Health Professionals (offering allied-health courses) and Lubega School of Vocational Studies (for vocational disciplines)
While commissioning the students for the Diploma and Certificate exams, the principal Lubega Institute of Nursing and Health Professionals, Mr Hanaba Benard said they have grown in all aspects for the last seven years since its establishment on November 23, 2016.
“God has supported us in the seven years and we have grown in numbers of students, staff, and buildings and the institute has also given birth to Lubega School of Health Professionals and Lubega School of Vocational Studies in the seven years,” Mr Hanaba said before commending the Institute Director, Dr Lubega for the employment opportunities availed to the community.
Mr Hanaba told DailyExpress that the students will start their exams next Monday while others will kick off on December 4, this year and called upon parents to always advise their children to embrace nursing courses to mitigate medical bills in the families since they can render the services.
Presiding over the commissioning ceremony of students, the in-charge of Hijja UMSC, Sheikh Yusuf Abdallah Mayaye who represented the district Kadhi rallied students to support the nation by giving their ultimate services wholeheartedly to the people.
“You should utilize the time while here and after your exams please go forth and redeem your communities where you come from. I want to thank Dr. Lubega for this project and I call upon you to understand that you’re key in shaping your regions and lives as well,” Sheikh Mayaye said before remaining with them to get rid of HIV/AIDS.
Sheikh Mayaye commended parents for supporting their children in moving steps saying that it takes a parent to encourage a child to study and get elevated. He pointed at discipline and sticking to Allah in achieving success, calling upon students to value the hands which they go through.
On behalf of the Anglican community, the Reverend for St. John’s Parish Church, Busei in Central Busoga Diocese Rev. Joel Bawaireyo Baiwule urged students to be key in bringing about change through the transformation of the country by doing their best in serving people with love as they walk like the talk of God.
“We thank God for this day to bless you and we call upon you all to be students who will cause change in the community where you are going to bring transformation of the country. We dedicate you to go and love and serve indeed as you gather God’s grace by walking like the talk of God,” Rev. Bawaireyo said.
He called upon students to persevere whatever situations they go through and use such situations as stepping stones to aim higher citing that every success is embedded in a number of challenges.
“Some of you are studying on pleasant money and the grace of God has been with you even at the point when you thought of asking for a dead year or semester. We pray that God helps you to pass your exams and become good nurses and midwives and achieve beyond your expectations,” Rev. Bawaireyo added.
A number of denominations were granted space during the commissioning ceremony to dedicate the students to God ahead of their examinations while appreciating the institute proprietor Dr. Lubega for establishing the school and his good vision to elevate the institute to a University.
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