By Sprite M Samuel
A total of 862 grandaunts were awarded diplomas and certificates in different fields at the 9th graduation ceremony of Uganda Technical College Kichwamba. It was a massive graduation that combined students who had completed their studies in the last four academic years.
The function was presided over by Hon. Jessica Alupo, the Minister for Education and sports on 16th November at the College grounds in Fortportal. She encouraged the girls to take up sciences so that they can compete favorably with the men.
She said that because of insecurity that led to the massacre of students in 1998, the government has reserved some money for the construction of a perimeter wall fence around the College. She also revealed that the government is planning to upgrade the College to an Institute of Technology.
Courses offered at Kichwamba include civil, mechanical, electrical engineering, ICT among others. Bashaija Vicent was rewarded as the best student with a distinction Diploma in water engineering.
In attendance were the Principals from the following Uganda Technical Colleges (UTCs), Kyeema, Elgon, Bushenyi, and Lira.