KAMPALA — The Second Session of the 70th Graduation Ceremony of Makerere University was held on Wednesday January 15, 2020 with the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe presenting candidates from the College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS), College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) and the College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity (CoVAB) for the conferment of degrees and award of diplomas.
Chancellor Prof. Ezra Suruma presented Awards of Excellence to the following graduands
Mr. Ssemwogerere John; the best Bachelor of Commerce Student with a CGPA of 4.79 out of 5.00 received the ACCA Award.
Mr. Bulime Nsubuga Enock Will; the best Master of Arts in Economics Student with a CGPA of 5.00 out of 5.00 received the EPRC Young Professional Award.
Ms. Atuhaire Evalyne; with a CGPA of 4.42 out of 5.00 in the Bachelor of Business Administration received the Makerere University Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Award.
Ms. Aheebwa Mukonyezi Bridget; with a CGPA of 4.49 out of 5.00 received the Makerere University Female Scholarship Foundation Class of 2020 Award.
Ptof. Suruma, applauded the Government of Uganda and other stake holders for the enormous investment they continue to make in education and research at Makerere University.
“The recent decision by the Government to contribute UGX. 30 Billion to research and Innovations is an important contribution to the future of Uganda’s economic and technological development.
The Chancellor congratulated the graduands upon the successful completion of their educational programs and wished them victory when he said, “for each and every one of you, there is a race to be run and there are victories to be won. I wish many more victories.”
“As graduates in economics, finance, and information sciences, you have enormous responsibility to redesign the national and regional economic framework to deliver prosperity for all. It is not a small challenge but it must be done.
“Your responsibility is not merely to blame the old generation. The struggle for economic freedom is not new. It has been going on for centuries. We all need to wake up and to face it and to unite”.