Makerere University Kicks Off their 73rd Graduation

Makerere University Kicks Off their 73rd Graduation

Makerere university’s 73rd graduation kicks off today and will run for five days and conclude on Friday 17th at the university Freedom square.

The ceremony will be attended by First Lady Mrs. Janet Museveni and the Vice Chancellor of the University of London, Professor Wendy Thomson. Professor Mangeni stated that the Chancellor, Professor Ezra Suruma, will preside over the event and will oversee each day of the graduation ceremony.

Makerere University
First Lady Janet Museveni

Graduates are expected to be at the event by 7 am with only two guests in attendance. A total of 13,221 graduands of which 6,809 (52%) are female will graduate. Of these,102 are PhD graduands, 1,378 master’s and 108 postgraduate diplomas, among others. These numbers, mean more female students will graduate compared to their male counterparts.

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Makerere University went ahead and released some of the items that will not be allowed at the event. According to the chairperson of the Ceremonies Committee, Prof Patrick Mangeni, phones, cameras and video cameras are prohibited from Freedom Square

This marks the second graduation from the university after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Success to all the Graduates

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