Nkumba university has passed out a total of 1545 graduates at the 18th Graduation ceremony held on Saturday 31st October 2015.
823 of the graduates were females while 722 were male representing 53% and 47% respectively.
The graduation was presided over by Prof. Hanington Ssengendo, the Vice Chancellor on behalf of the Chancellor, Sir Gordon Wavamunno who did not manage to make it to the function.
The graduates were awarded Certificates, Diplomas, Bachelor’s degrees, Masters and PhDs in different academic disciplines.
The chart below shows the number of graduates passed out at the different levels.
While reading the Vice chancellor’s speech, Prof. Wilson Muyinda Mande advised graduates to go for further studies and not rest.
“Move up other steps as far as learning is concerned, A person who stops learning stops existing. Those who have received certificates; come back for diplomas those awarded diplomas come back for degrees and those awarded degrees come back for master as those with masters think of PhDs…you still have many steps to cover”, Prof. Wilson Muyinda Mande told the graduates.
He added that the step the graduates have attained is only a beginning and that learning does not end.
Prof Mande also told the graduates to seek employment and at the same time seek to create their own jobs.
“As you leave the university gates and join the wider society you will be told that you need to be a job creator and not a job seeker but I advise you to try both”, he says.
His Worship Kayanja Vincent De’paul, the Lord Mayor of Entebbe Municipality who was the chief guest at the graduation ceremony encouraged Nkumba university to create partnerships with Entebbe Municipality so that the institution serves the community more and find home grown solutions to the challenges.
You can listen to the audio recordings of the different speeches delivered by the different speakers at Nkumba university 18th Graduation ceremony below;
In attendance was the Vice Chancellor of the university of Sudan, University Rector Islamic University in Uganda, former Nkumba University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Edward Paul Mugambi, administrative staff from different institutions, parents among others.