UMU graduates 802, recognizes best performing students

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Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) has today held her 23rd Graduation Ceremony (Part two) where a total of 802 students were awarded Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates at the Main Campus Nkozi.

The graduands completed their studies from the Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Business Administration and Management, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of the Built Environment, Mother Kevin Postgraduate Medical School and the School of Arts and Social Sciences.

During the same ceremony, Fr. Joseph Kule who won the student writing competitions received a Chancellor’s Award in form of a Plaque while Simon Peter Konyen and Methode Mulamira Cyrille were recognized as the first runner-up and second run-up respectively.

Eleven best performing students in different disciplines were also given academic awards for their outstanding work in class and examinations.

The State Minister for Higher Education Hon. Dr. John Chrysostom Muyingo who was the Guest of Honour cautioned graduands against alcoholism and abuse of drugs that are eroding the country or otherwise would be productive youths but should practice the good values they have attained from Uganda Martyrs University to serve mankind.

He appealed to graduands to avoid leaving the country to look for greener pastures abroad saying the money they pay to go would help them to start up income generating activities and fight unemployment in Uganda.

UMU Vice Chancellor Rev. Prof. John Chrysostom Maviiri who represented the Chancellor, His Grace John Baptist Odama in conferring of degrees and awards cited some of the achievements the University has attained, adding that the University has developed a total of 12 new and relevant programmes to respond to the current needs of the Church and Society.

He requested graduands to use the knowledge attained in their relevant fields and be good UMU ambassadors by leading the world in Virtue and Wisdom.

By Nangooba B. Margaret