Over 700 graduate at Ibanda University’s 4th graduation ceremony

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Dr Patrick Bitature the Chairman of the board of Ibanda University speaking at the Graduation ceremony

IBANDA– Over 700 graduands on Friday received their academic credentials after successfully completing studies in different desciplines at the 4th graduation ceremony of Ibanda University.

In yesterday’s function held at the University premises in Bubare cell, Bufundi ward Ibanda Municipality, Dr Venancious Baryamureeba the University Chancellor advised the graduands not to stop at this education level but to rather strive for more heights.

He emphasised a need to equip learners with practical skills and the jobs that can easily earn them money so that their other admirations can be thought about later.

“How I wish each of the learners adopt to Agriculture or Education studies as their first post secondary studies so that they can earn from them and get the money to facilitate their other admiration studies” he added.
Prof Emmanuel Karooro the University’s Vice Chancellor assured the congregation that the learners have been equiped with enough skills to go and serve as they earn.

Prof Karooro appealed to the Government to think about creating more jobs for the students graduating from different institutions if they are to deal with the increasing insecurity cases in the country.

Dr Patrick Bitature the Chairman of the board of Ibanda University used the function to call on the graduands to base their lives on what he called the 3 Cs “Choices & Chances that lead to Changes”.

Bitature said that graduands were learning to make choices about their chances; often guided by parents, teachers and peers and this is done to achieve the changes they desire. 

“You graduated today because you made some choices. You took a chance on a particular road map, opportunities and career” he said.

He challenged them to focus on upgrading their studies whenever they have a chance and never to get contented with this award but to strive for more.

“The end of phase one is just the beginning of phase two and later phase three” he added.

Bitature tasked the graduands to take the responsibility of looking for solutions to the challenges affecting this nation assuring them that Uganda has everything that they need to be great. 

“A country so gifted by nature in so many ways and you will be a key part of unlocking that potential” said Bitature.

The function was graced by a number of dignitaries including the chief guest, H.E Massimiliano Mazzanti, the Ambassador from Italy to Uganda and his wife.

Others were the Minister in charge of Karamoja, John Byabagambi and local leaders.