KAMPLALA – The founder and former President of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Dr. Kizza Besigye has been delighted with the performance of his son who officially closed his undergraduate studies and graduated among the Harvard Class of 2021.
Anselm Besigye graduated from the faculty of Arts with a major in Anthropology on Friday, May 28.
Expressing his excitement, Dr. Besigye took to his social media platforms and said his son’s hard work afforded him to graduate with distinction.
“His thesis was among the 2021 Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize Winners for “excellent undergraduate work and excellence in the art of teaching,” he said.
According to him, the prize recognizes, both, the student and his/her supervising professor. It means his thesis will remain available in Harvard library and he also gets $5,000- cash prize.
He revealed that Anselm’s hard work also relieved them from most of the cost of his high school and university education because he was able to win scholarships that saw him go through the best education institutions.
“I am grateful to his mum, Winnie, who took most of the responsibility of raising Anselm, as I was mainly entrapped in the ongoing liberation struggle of our country.”
“I am also grateful to the many family members, relatives and friends, who played an important part in the journey of Anselm’s growth and education,” he added.
Besigye lauded the teachers, professors and all school and university staff of all the institutions his son attended in Uganda, Ethiopia and the USA.
“Our prayer is that God will continue to bless and guide him in the new and critical phase of his life,” he said.