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12,000 students set to graduate from Kyambogo

Kyambogo University is set graduate 12,000 students in different academic disciplines.

Kyambogo University Senate building. 12,000 students are set to graduate from the University starting tomorrow

While talking to the press yesterday, the University’s vice-chancellor, Prof. Eli Katunguka, said the number of students to graduate from the University will be the highest ever since the University started in 2003.

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The upcoming 18th graduation ceremony is scheduled to begin on 7th December (tomorrow) and end on 9th December 2022.

The large figure of graduands is comprised of about 5,831 females and 6239 males from the main campus, Bushenyi and Soroti learning centres.

Katunguka attributed this big number to the decentralisation of academic issues to the faculty level, which was implemented this year. This, he said, saw many students who had retakes and others who had never been able to finish their academic program come back to complete and thus be able to make it on the graduation lists.

Over 250 students will be graduating with first class degrees. 5 graduands will be awarded Doctorate (PhD degrees) and the rest Bachelor’s Degree programme transcripts, Masters, Diploma and Certificate.

The Minister of State for Higher Education, John Chrysestom Muyingo, will represent the Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Kataha Museveni, who was supposed to be the chief guest.

The function will commence at 10:00am for all the three days of graduation. Those who are unable to make it physically are advised to follow the proceedings of the ceremony via social media platforms such as YouTube and Zoom.

The list of students to graduate was approved by the University’s Senate during a meeting held on 21st November 2022. Students whose results were not presented to Senate at the time of the meeting will miss out on graduation.

Any student whose results have not been presented to Senate and thus missing on the graduation list will be later required to prove that he cleared all dues and had successfully completed their academic programme without undone retakes in order for his transcript to be processed,” Katunguka remarked.

He also said only 30 students will be unable to graduate. This, he said, is because some of these have retakes and others are under investigation following allegations that they connived with members of staff and other people to have their results altered.

Only eight students will miss out because of missing marks issues.

The assistant commissioner of Police, Katungwesi Anatoli, advised parents and relatives coming from upcountry to move in groups comprised of people who are familiar with the city so that they do not get lost.

He added that they should avoid unnecessary movements in the city as they could lose their property.

Each graduand is allowed to come with only two people, who should have COVID-19 vaccination cards or a COVID-19 test. These are also expected to follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in order to curb the spread of the virus.

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