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Over 600 Graduate from CAES

  • In General
  • 22 Feb 2017 - 9:12am
  • By Mark Wamai
  • 2,194
Some of the PhD Graduands from the College of Agricutural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) at the 67th Graduation Ceremony Day 1, 21st February 2017, Freedom Square, Makerere University

The first session of the Makerere University 67th four-day Graduation Ceremony kicked off on  21st February, 2017at the University Freedom Square. The ceremony was presided over by the Chancellor, Prof. Ezra Suruma and also attended by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda, the Rt. Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda.

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) graduated a total of  Six Hundred Sixty Three (663) graduands. Of these, Ten (10 )were PhDs and Eighty nine (89) Masters . Five Hundred Sixty Four (564) were  Bachelors degrees.

In his adddress, the Chancellor challenged agricultural students to turn challenges into opportunities just like young people, fellow students, Professors and Ugandans who have come up with innovations; conducted research for the betterment of society as well as development of products and employment opportunities.

“To the graduands from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, you have acquired knowledge that focused on improving agriculture and sustainable natural resource use. These are part of the special pillars that can deliver a better Africa and a better Uganda.  I am therefore confident that you are ready, well-educated, and deeply committed to making the world more food secure, more prosperous and more sustainable.”He said.

The Chancellor congratulate the team from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences for establishing the first ever centre of Excellence in Waste Management in Uganda at Makerere University geared towards  turning waste into opportunity.

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