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Makerere holds 62nd graduation: Day one updates

The Chancellor(Centre), Prof. Kagonyera hands over a plaque presented by Makerere University Convocation to Mr. Ongin Tonny, the best Student. Left is Tonny's father.Makerere University held its 62nd graduation with students from six colleges including the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, CAES, the College of Natural Sciences, CoNAS, the College of Veterinary medicine, Animal resource and Bio-security, CoVAB, the College of Health Sciences, CHS, the College of Engineering, Design Art and Technology, CEDAT, and the School of Law graduating. Of these, over 230 walked off with first class degrees and diplomas. The overall best student, Tonny Ongin, scored a CGPA of 4.86 - Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering. 

In his remarks, the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba, highlighted the University’s improved rankings to 8th position in Africa, and the various achievements/developments in the nine Colleges and School of Law. He re-echoed the need for Government to increase salaries of staff in all public universities. The Vice Chancellor also revealed that Makerere will be celebrating 90 years soon.

“Mr. Chancellor, Sir, Kampala Technical School started in January 1922 with 14 Students and on 4th August 1922 it changed name to Makerere College. Therefore, during this same year 2012, Makerere University will officially mark 90 years of existence. This is a historic year in which we intend to commemorate our journey from 1922 as a humble Technical School that later became Makerere College on 4th August 1922. We therefore appeal to you dear graduands, alumni, parents, and well wishers to be a part the celebrations to mark 90 years of existence of Makerere University due on Saturday 4th August 2012,’’ he said.

The Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. Mondo Kagonyera, urged the graduands to be exemplary in society and make the best use of the acquired academic milestones.

“As you go out to serve the community, always hold integrity and truthfulness as banners that precede you. Remember that you are an ambassador of your alma mater Makerere University whose image you should always seek to promote in a positive light,’’ he said.“
Mr.Thomas Tayebwa and Hon. Rose Namayanja graduated with Bachelor of LawsI wish to specially thank H.E. Dr. Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the President of the Republic of Uganda for personally spearheading the effort to financially support Innovations at Makerere University through the Presidential Initiative, a UGX 25Billion funding over a five year period,’’ he added.A total of 11,191 students will graduate this week. 4592 of these are female and 5079 are male. 42 of these will graduate with PhDs in the different disciplines and 1032 with Masters degrees.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 18 January 2012 05:14 )