KAMPALA – Victoria University has on Friday, September 6 held it’s fourth graduation ceremony held at Speke Resort Munyonyo.
50 students from the faculties of Health Sciences, Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Business and Management received their testimonials to mark the successful completion fo their university studies.
They were awarded their qualifications in various disciplines including Banking & Finance, Business Administration, Procurement & Logistics, Science in Oil and Gas Accounting, Social Works, Public Health, Nursing, Computer Science, Human Resource Management, International Relations and Media studies among others
Former ICT Minister Dr. Ham Mukasa Mulira, the Commencement Speaker and Guest of Honor urged the graduands to develop advancement skills in a competitive market for jobs.
“Today is a special day of celebration and being here means you have proved to the parents, lecturers, guardians that you are among the few with high-level education,” had said. “Parents struggle to make this possible but sometimes students do not respond positively. Education being the biggest investment. It is meant to celebrate your victory after sleepless nights and note that everybody does not get the opportunity,” the former minister said.
“There is no end in your education but the beginning of your lives and always keeping running till you make it in life and even more. University Education is the last chance and education is not only about acquiring knowledge but building the body, mind and soul,” he said.
Outstanding graduates were awarded prizes.
– Shayna Allen (Best Female and Overall performer with CGPA 4:93)
– Shang Deshin (Best Research work)
– Sharon Ruth Baru (Best Research work)
Dr. Martin Aliker, the Chancellor Victoria University said;
“It a day to celebrate achievements of graduates and the university. To both parents and individuals, I congratulate all of you. No one will design life for you and you must do it your self and our role is to guide. Therefore, consider it important to have friends and people who can help you follow your passion as you embrace the opportunities available in line with our theme of development change agents” he said.
The ceremony had representatives from various walks of life such as diplomats, business leaders, entrepreneurs, government leaders, parents, Alumni, well-wishers among others as they witnessed a grand day filled with fun music from Osolye Cultural Troupe and Happy Kitanda the Saxonist.