More than 50 graduate at Paris International Business School
By: Martin Manyiel Wugol in Uganda
Over fifty students have graduated from Paris International Business School in Uganda in a ceremony attended by the South Sudanese Ambassador to Uganda.
The institute capped 59 students, including post and undergraduate students at the 3rd graduation ceremony held at Serena Conference Hall in Kampala under the theme. “Education is Light to the Future of Young Generations”.
Martin Athian Marial who graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration told Juba Monitor that he was “overwhelmed to reach this point because education and work never welcome one another therefore I thanked people who supported my love for education and indeed lecturers as well as sponsors who offered their financial support to achieve my dream of becoming a graduate in this highly respected higher learning institution.”
Athian encouraged the continuing South Sudanese students to continue with their quest for education because hardships always produce happy ending in life.
According to Bennett Edward Ali, a graduate in business administration explained the challenges he went through to reach this successful end after experiencing difficulties in school struggling to graduate.
Ali said the most difficult thing in education was accommodation in a foreign country and more challenging event was how to balance family’s responsibilities while at school.
Ali congratulated graduates and entire South Sudanese parents and guidance because without their support this colorful day would have not happened.
Rose Monday Lino said she thanked her parents for the chance saying, it was not easy to make it happen without their endless support and more essentially their advice regarding goodness of education given South Sudan situation in term of changing livelihood of the people through education.
Lino called on parents to allow girls child to explore their potentials in areas of education because transformation of Africa and South Sudan in particular needs serious involvement of women.
Lino also challenged girls to redouble their efforts to embrace education by going back to classrooms because thirty five percent will be enjoyed by educated women.
Speaking to graduates, Oyo Rukidi of Uganda’s Toro Kingdom encouraged African students to embark on courses that can transform African society for the betterment of African continent and her people because such courses make graduates job creators to change life of the community instead of looking and fighting over public offices.
Rukidi talked about how education can support industrialization of African economy through creative thinking and be able to compete with the rest of the world in repositioning and propelling Africa to a greater height.
The graduation was graced by presence of South Sudanese ambassador to Uganda Simon Duku Michael and other senior diplomats.
The Paris International Business School in Uganda was founded in 1949 as private and independent institution of higher education.