Female double Ndejje University graduates list

03 November 2022
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The UN Ambassador has urged Ndejje University graduates to begin planning to set up small businesses to avoid disappointments from joblessness. Prof. Margie Kigozi made the call while officiating at the university’s 21 st B Graduation ceremony held (March 6) at its Luwero - based Main Campus.

The university presented a total of 1043 graduands for the award of certificates, diplomas and degrees. Of the total 843 are females and 201 males which demonstrated Ndejje University commitment to gender mainstreaming in national development Vision 2040. Prof. Kigozi highlighted the importance of the university in leading to higher productivity towards improved economic output among other attributes of higher education in building a knowledgeable society and technological economy.

“It also results in individual enrichment and increased lifetime earnings which raise the level of household consumption and direct impact on increasing national Gross Domestic Product (GDP),” she said. The Ambassador however advised the graduates to remain flexible by creating and growing small businesses with available opportunities gifted by nature in the service sector, agriculture, construction and creative arts industry.

“Investment in tertiary education has also increased from 23 registered universities to another 30 to be certified. The number of graduates is therefore much more than the new jobs available.

“ You may need to consider starting your own business. Those with jobs need to understand that jobs are not permanent anymore,” the former Uganda Investment Authority Director told the graduates. The Chancellor Dr. Wiberforce Kisamba Mugerwa said streamlining higher education was inevitable for the country to develop and appealed for the harmonious consultative process with the education stakeholders.

“The stakeholders of higher education need to continuously be consulted by the institutions to give feedback concerning the effectiveness of the graduates in relation to their role to national socio- economic development,” he said. The chancellor disclosed two new courses; the Bachelor of Sports Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in the offing and awaiting accreditation.

He however advised the graduates to make a positive difference in the communities and remain God-fearing and responsible citizens. While welcoming graduates, Vice Chancellor Prof. Eriabu Lugujjo said Ndejje University has continued to sustain its Charter status by ensuring that the courses offered are accredited and curricular continuously renovated to respond to the needs and aspiration of the society. “The university is on the right path of Uganda Vision 2020, anchored on science and technology which will see the country change from a peasant to a modern democratic and prosperous country that use modern science, technology and innovation,” the CEO said.

He said the university intends this year to boost the students’ intake by increasing the number on long distance programmes and upgrading programmes at diploma level.

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