Over 2000 students graduate from Kampala International University
The Chief Guest at the KIU graduation was H.E President Museveni of Uganda seated in the middle as the procession continue during conferment of the degrees and PhDs photo by (PPU Photo)
By Martin Manyiel Wugol
At least 2410 students graduated from Kampala International University last Saturday, among them 13 South Sudanese students.
Speaking at the occasion, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni urged universities in Uganda to endeavor to create innovative students saying it was the key determinant for any university to train students on skillful courses to enable them create jobs for themselves.
Twenty two students obtained first class degrees among them four female students.
Chancellor Professor John P.M. Ssebuwufu congratulated the students particularly those from international set up for their hard work despite challenges they faced during their studies. “It is not easy to reach graduation day particularly South Sudanese students given the economic hardship, still few managed to graduate today congratulation and please work extra harder to make your dream materialized,” Professor Ssebuwufu said.
Samuel Arop Majak Meel one of the graduates who also hailed Sudan People’s Liberation Army has hailed the leadership of the army for supporting his studies. “I thanked you all my seniors and entire staff at Bilpam because the success we are celebrating today is your success as colleagues at work congratulations.”
Mr. Meel encouraged South Sudanese students to study public administration saying without administrator work would not be accomplished
Another student Johnson Ohide Paul said education was what Africans needed much in order to overcome their political misunderstanding. He stressed that education must be given a chance to transform our society.
One of the Law students, Ruben Jerfasio Mathew urged all South Sudanese to live in peace and harmony. “We are one people and there is no need for tribalism because South Sudan is our biggest identity.
“My message to people of South Sudan and specifically students is that we should say no to tribalism and sectarianism because enough is enough,” he said.
It was the 18th batch of graduation of the University.