NEWS – Tragically, Edward Mwenda, a 21-year-old Bachelor of Guidance and Counselling student at Kyambogo University, passed away before reaching his graduation.
Born without disabilities until age 6, he battled a mysterious disease that ultimately claimed his life two days ago.
Julius Kizito Munnakyalo, a close friend and coursemate, expressed deep sorrow on X – Twitter, recounting their shared journey at Kyambogo University since 2019.
Mwenda was set to graduate this week, 7/12/23, but fate had other plans.
Kyambogo University had provided Mwenda with a tricycle and a paid guide to support his education, exemplifying their commitment to inclusivity.
Despite his challenges, Mwenda was one of 10,926 graduands scheduled for the 19th Graduation Ceremony over three days.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Eli Katunguka revealed that 483 graduands achieved 1st class degrees, with eight PhD students set to graduate, signaling positive growth for the university.
The ceremony kicks off on 6th December, with special emphasis on the Faculty of Special Needs and Rehabilitation and the School of Management and Entrepreneurship graduating first.
The subsequent days will see various faculties and schools marking their graduation, concluding on the 8th with the Schools of Built Environment, Computing and Information Science, Education, and the Faculties of Engineering and Science.
Distinguished guests, including President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and key education figures, are expected to grace the occasion, honoring the achievements of Kyambogo University’s graduating class.
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