KAMPALA– A total of nine thousand five hundred and twenty one (9521) students have been successfully approved by Kyambogo University Senate to graduate in 17th graduation which is kicking off on 21st Tuesday.
Professor Eli Katunguka, the Vice-Chancellor of Kyambogo University revealed that out of 9,521 students, 5,074 are Males and 4,447 females. He said that 251 students managed to score first-class degrees 164 of whom are males and 87 females.
The Vice-Chancellor further revealed that he understands that there are students who missed on the graduation list yet they fulfilled all the requirements will be given their transcripts but they will not appear in the list.
“I know that there are also those students who missed on the list because of some reasons like late submission of their results by the Faculties or failing to fulfill other requirements. But in the last Senate meeting that was held on 10th, we agreed that we shall process their transcripts and they will get them with time.
Reuben Twinomujuni, the senior Public Relations Officer said that those few students, who will appear physically, will represent the rest of the students. He called upon all the students to remain home and attend the function on Televisions.
“Our beloved students remain in your homes and watch everything from there. It is only the invited members that will have access to the University premises”. Twinomujuni Said.
This will be the first Kyambogo virtual graduation and will have a maximum of 110 invited participants who will appear physically at Kyambogo University Eastern sports grounds and those that shall attend virtually. The invited guests include H.E the President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who will be the Chief Guest and will address the guests from the State house.
Other guests to attend are; Minister of Education and Sports Janet Kataaha Museveni, two students with special needs, four best students per faculty, graduate students, and the procession.
Kyambogo University missed graduating students in 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The last graduation was held in December 2019, which was the 16th graduation.