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CoCIS produces Mak 65th Grad Best Overall Student

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  • 29 Jan 2015 - 10:20am
  • By Proscovia Nabatte
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L-R: Academic Registrar-Mr. Alfred Namoah Masikye, Chairperson Appointments Board-Mr. Bruce Kabaasa, Chairperson Council-Eng. Dr. Charles Wana Etyem, Vice Chancellor-Prof. john Ddumba-Ssentamu, Chancellor-Prof. George Mondo Kagonyera, Mr. Adriko Rodney, Mother-Mrs. Onzima and Father-Hon. Alex Onzima, State Minister for Local Government at the 65th Graduation Ceremony

Mr. Adriko Rodney was handsomely rewarded for being the best overall and best science student of 2014 at the final day of the 65th graduation ceremony held on 23rd January 2015. A student of College of Computing and information sciences (CoCIS), Adriko obtained a first class degree with a CGPA of 4.88 in the Bachelors of Information Technology. CoCIS also produced the Best Overall Student at the 64th Graduation-Ms. Sarah Kimala (CGPA 4.83) and at the 61st Graduation-Ms. Barbara Nansamba (CGPA 4.9).

Amidst joy and happiness Mr. Adriko was presented with a cash prize of one million shillings, a plaque and souvenir items from the Makerere University Convocation. The cash and items were handed over to him by the Chancellor Prof. George Mondo Kagonyera.

Prof. Kagonyera congratulated Adriko upon his achievement and appreciated everyone who had a hand in his academic excellence, “I congratulate you upon reaching this desirable achievement in your academic journey. It is our hope that your knowledge and skills will be fully utilized for the benefit of the country and I thank your parents for staying committed to educating you up to this level.”

Students from the College of Computing and information sciences (CoCIS)), College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS), and the School of law (LAW) graduated with diplomas degrees and PhDs in their respective disciplines on Day Three of the 65th Graduation.

Upon congratulating the graduands, the Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu encouraged students to strive for greater success in their professional and social life through dedicating their efforts to hard work.

“Today is your day to remember, to celebrate and to cherish. You have earned it and we wish you a wonderful and joyful celebration. I would like to say that you have made us proud and we hope Makerere University has made you proud and that you can claim with satisfaction and without fear that you are alumni of Makerere University. Therefore always remember to support your institution through giving back,” Prof. Ddumba said.

“I encourage you to strive for greater success in your professional and social life through dedication and hard work. Remember that good things come to those who are patient and honest. I am aware that success is a continuous process which cannot be achieved in one day. I therefore urge you to exercise patience as you strive for success.” He added

However the Chancellor Prof. George Mondo Kagonyera cautioned graduands on the choices they make when framing their future. He therefore advised them not to despise any job but rather use it as the first step in their long journey through life.

“Your future is determined by the choices you make. Resilience is an important part of your education. Therefore you are charged with making the right choice. The job market is strained to the limit, this must rather than discourage you, elevate your resolve to succeed. One of the most important attributes of sustainable success in life is the ability to discern between right and wrong, as well as good and bad and this will depend on your personal values,”

Prof. Kagonyera stressed the need to embrace Swahili as a core language in Uganda for more economic development to be realized. “As we embrace the East African Community and advance integration, I encourage Ugandans especially you graduands  to study Swahili so that you are able to compete favorably. The East African community comes with a lot of opportunities, which you will be able to harness if you master the language of the trade-SWAHILI.”

By Nabatte Prossy, Intern-Public Relations Office

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