Katikkiro Mayiga applauds UMU for producing quality graduates
The Katikkiro of Buganda Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga has applauded UMU for producing quality graduates who are able to compete favorably on the local and international job market. He said that the University set high standards that prompt employers to always give priority to students from Uganda Martyrs University whenever there are vacancies to fill.
Katikkiro Mayiga made the remarks while officiating as a Guest of Honour during the Cultural Day which was held on Sunday 4th March 2018 at Uganda Martyrs University Main campus at Nkozi under the theme; “Embracing culture in the Digital Era.”
During the event, students of different Cultural backgrounds through their associations like the Western region (WUMUA), North and Eastern regions (UMUGNESA), Busoga region (Basoga Nseete), Buganda region (BANKOSA) Congolese students (BANAMBOKA), Burundi and Rwandese students (UMUBURWA) exhibited their cultural heritage through Music, Dance and Drama. To add more excitement to the day’s activities, students from Kenyatta University graced the occasion with their Cultural dances and songs.
The Katikkiro noted that the University has sowed a very good seed of ensuring that the students continue to embrace each other’s cultures through such events which create unity. He requested students to use technology in this Digital era to make their cultures known across borders.
“Technology should be used to create public awareness and civil society participation in various Cultural activities,” he said.
UMU Vice Chancellor, Rev. Prof. John Chrysostom Maviiri noted that there is a need for Countries like Uganda and individuals to find solutions to their recurring problems through culture. “We have to be intelligent enough to find solutions to our various problems because even the Bible says that God helps those who help themselves,” he noted.
He appreciated the Katikkiro for honoring UMU’s invitation and pledged to continue supporting the Buganda Kingdom in its various development activities.
The Cultural week was part of the activities geared towards celebrations to mark 25 years of excellence which will be held this year under the theme: Celebrating 25 years of Excellence in the Footsteps of the Uganda Martyrs.