KANUNGU- A total of 473 students on Saturday August 13th 2022 graduated with diplomas and certificates in nursing and midwifery during the second graduation ceremony of Uganda nursing school Bwindi.
52 students graduated with diplomas in nursing, 34 with a diploma in midwifery, 205 with certificate in nursing and 101 students with certificates in midwifery.
The principal of Uganda Nursing School Bwindi Robert Kamugisha urged the graduands, to build their support network early, utilize their time efficiently, ask when in doubt, and communicate with their patients and family if they are to succeed.
CUE IN………..KAMUGISHA ON STUDENTS
The Bishop of the Diocese of Kinkizi Rt. Rev. Dan Zoreka urged graduands to make real positive contributions as professionals because the country today is full of people with degrees and diplomas but lacking those with integrity.
He further asked them to serve with compassion and excellence whenever and wherever duty calls.
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Kanungu district chairperson Eng Sam Arinaitwe Kajojo said that Uganda nursing school Bwindi has reduced the scarcity of health professionals in the district and pledged to offer employment to the graduands.
On behalf of people surrounding Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, he asked for a bigger portion of revenue sharing funds because the park generates a lot of revenue to the government.
The Kanungu district woman Member of Parliament Hon Patience Kinshaba Nkunda urged the newly graduated nurses and midwives to ensure serving diligently as their calling is.
CUE IN…………KINSHABA ON GRADUANDS
Christine Nimwesiga the Uganda nurses and midwives council registrar urged the nurses to register with the council and ensure guarding jealously their profession.
Kinkizi west MP James Ruugi Kaberuka said facilities such as Uganda Nursing School Bwindi, located in hard to reach areas continue to empower the girl child, ought to be empowered.
The chief guest Rt. Hon Anita Annet Among who was represented by Hon David Kabanda the MP Kasambya county in Mubende district lauded the graduands upon this milestone that one desires in life.
He lauded the parents and guardians for the support they rendered to the graduands and urged them to continue as they need take more studies.
Referring to the girls boys ratio among the graduands, he asked for more emphasis now to be put on the boy child as well to have a well balanced community in terms of development.
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