Bishop Barham University College Holds First Post COVID-19 Graduation Ceremony, 270 Graduates.

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By Naboth Isaac Niwagaba

KABALE– Bishop Barham University College, a Constituent College of Uganda Christian University on Friday this week held its first Post COVID-19 Graduation ceremony passing out 270 students from 38 different academic courses.

 

Bishop Barham University College last held its graduation ceremony at home in Kabale Municipality on 15th October 2019, and the following schedule was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic that forced the Government to suspend mass gatherings including physical education activities.

 

All other graduation ceremonies have been held from Uganda Christian University, Main Campus Headquarters in Mukono and the previous Bishop Barham University College Graduands have been contrived to travel to the main campus, while others participated virtually because of the expenses involved, especially on transport.

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While Officiating at Ceremony on Friday held at St Peters Cathedral Rugarama gardens at Rugarama hill in Kabale Municipality, the Uganda Christian University Vice Chancellor Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi announced that all Uganda Christian University Sister colleges have officially been cleared to resume periodic Physical graduation ceremonies.

 

Prof. Mushengyezi asked the  graduates to protect the good name of UCU by behaving well and performing excellently wherever they would be placed for employment.

 

“Uganda Christian University is known for its good name and excellence, therefore we request you to protect and maintain that brand wherever you go,” he said

 

Speaking as the Chief Guest, Dr. Brian Rushaju, the Kampala based dental Surgeon  implored the graduates to contribute efforts in the Social economic transformation of Uganda and Africa at large through innovations and creativity.

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The Bishop Barham University College Principal Dr. Alice Jossy Kyobutungi, used the opportunity to recognize partners who had tremendously contributed to the growth, development and sustainability of the institution. Notable among them was BusinessMan Musinguzi Garuga who reportedly donated 100 million to the institution in sponsorship of 100 students from Kigezi sub-region.

 

“Special thanks go to academic sponsors for our students including Compassion International, sponsors from Canada and U.S and U.K, Former and Current Headteacher Bubare S.S, and in a special way, we thank Mr. Musinguzi Garuga who donated 100 million to sponsor some students from Kigezi region.” she Said.

 

Out of the 270 students who graduated in different Degree, Diploma and Certificate Programs, 164 were males, while 106 were females.

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Five students including the Rukiga District Speaker , Mr Oscar Akampurira attained a first class in degree programs.

 

 

 

 

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