By Our Education Correspondent
Over 50 students graduated with degrees and diplomas from different disciplines at Victoria University.
While awarding the honours to the students, Emmanuel Katongole the executive chairman of Cipla Uganda, urged the graduands to apply the skills acquired from class to become influential entrepreneurs in the world saying this will reduce on the rate of unemployment.
By 8: 00 am, the graduands from different disciplines had made their way to Kabira Country Club to receive their honours waiting anxiously
At 9:00, a procession led by the Chairman of the University Rajiv Ruparelia and followed by Emmanuel Katongole made its way to the venue.
The function started in earnest and the first to give his speech was the Vice chancellor of the university, Dr Krishna N. Sharma.
Sharma revealed that the university has given the students both international and local an opportunity to transform the economies of their respective countries.
He added that the university will strive to transform Uganda by investing more in research to enable the students and the lecturers to match the world-class outputs.
On entrepreneurship, the Vice-Chancellor said the skills acquired from the university will empower the students and harness the economic potential of Uganda and Africa.
The 3rd graduation ceremony was attended by the chancellor Dr Martin Jerome Aliker, vice chancellor Dr Krishna Sharma, Academic Registrar Mrs Katushabe Ssemwezi, University council members led by their chairman and former Entebbe municipality MP Dr David Matovu Byatike, his vice Mr Joseph Biribonwa, Board Member Mr James Kalebbo, Justice Mary Maitum and Mr Joram Francis Kahenano.
The University promoters and Directors were represented by Kampala business tycoon Mr Rajiv Ruparelia who is also a Director in the institution.
The university’s partners and collaborators like Speke group of hotels, NFT consult, Reach a hand, Rai university, amity global business school, Coventry university, northwest global solutions limited and Greenwich university were all represented at the event.
The University chancellor Dr Martin Jerome Aliker thanked the University promoters for the efforts and support given to them that has enabled the University to grow from one faculty to four faculties namely: Faculty of science and technology, Faculty of Health Science, Faculty of humanities and social sciences and Faculty of Business and management.
The event reached its climax when the academic registrar invited the deans of the faculties to read the names of the graduands and the chancellor Dr Martin Jerome Aliker conferred upon them their diplomas and degrees.
The best four graduands from each faculty were also specially reward by the university.