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Over 1000 students graduate from Cavendish University

 

Former Tanzania’s president and Chancellor of Cavendish University H.E Dr Benjamin William Mkapa (middle) reading out his congratulatory speech to the audience during the graduation (Photo by Martin Manyiel Wugol)

 

By Martin Manyiel Wugol

At least 1,190 students graduated from Cavendish University in Uganda yesterday.  Amongst them, 500 South Sudanese students.

The 7th anniversary graduation was officiated by Dr. Benjamin William Mukapa Tanzania’s former president who is also the current Chancellor of the Cavendish University.

Speaking to Juba Monitor after the graduation Nichola Dominic Mandil, one of the graduates said he was happy to have completed his studies. He hailed his fellow South Sudanese students who graduated together with him despite the economic hardship.

Mr. Mandil stressed that it was a blessing for them to be in the seventh batch of students to graduate from the University. “Seventh is always perfect according to the Bible the first miracle Jesus preformed was turning water into wine and God creating the entire world and rested on the seventh day. Therefore Cavendish University seventh graduation was special and blessing to all South Sudanese students,” he said.

Yousif Pachong Maluat who graduated with Bachelor degree in Accounting and Finance said although he was already employed he went back for studies in order to encourage young South Sudanese people to go to school.

“I called upon young people to redouble their effort to study because South Sudan needed educated people to develop it,” he said.

Mr. Maluat appealed to government to make education attractive to all people regardless of their age and political ambition because with education everything is possible.

He said it was a day of great celebration of considerable academic and personal achievement. “It is truly heart-warming to see the continued success of Cavendish University Uganda. The reputation of the University and its students stands high all over the world.”

Mr. Mading Beny-Til the Guild president of Cavendish University encouraged South Sudanese people to embrace culture of peace and harmony. “We should give education a chance in order to achieve prosperity instead of fighting which can devalue our reputation on the African continent,” he said.

He hailed the entire students of Cavendish University and the administration for their commitment.

While addressing the audience the former Tanzania’s President Dr. Benjamin William Mukapa congratulated the newly installed vice chancellor and urged him to move Cavendish University policies and spirit of transforming citizens to be innovative citizens and move Africa to the next level.

Dr. Mukapa strongly urged African leaders to support each other saying it was his pleasure and sincere gratitude to preside over the Seventh Cavendish University graduation by passing out 0ne thousands 0ne hundred and ninety students from difference levels. He urged the graduates to keep their careers well protected from unethical practices in the world of market and jobs.

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