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70th Mak Graduation Kicks Off

  • In General
  • 15 Jan 2020 - 11:52am
  • By Mark Wamai
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Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda (Centre) flanked by First Lady and Minister of Education Hon. Janet Museveni (4th Right) poses for a photo with Best Sciences Student Ms. Namayengo Sarah and her parents after receiving an award from Convocation. 4th Left is Chairperson Mak Convocation-Dr. Tanga Odoi, AR-Mr. Alfred Masikye Namoah (3rd Left) and other members from Convocation, 14th January 2020, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

The Makerere University 70th Graduation Ceremony kicked off on Tuesday, 14th January 2020 with the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) presenting the highest number of PhD students and the Best Overall Sciences student.

The CAES Principal Prof. Bernard Bashaasha, the Deputy Principal Assoc. Prof. Gorettie Nabanoga and School Deans presented 16 PhD students, 81 Masters and 580 Undergraduates for the conferment of degrees and award of Diplomas in different disciplines.

The Overall Best Sciences student Ms. Namayengo Harriet 22, who has been undertaking a Bachelor of Conservation Forestry and Products Technology was recognized by Mak Convocation Chairman, Dr. Tanga Odoi with a plaque and a prize of One Million shillings. She scored a CGPA of 4.83 out of 5.

The graduation ceremony was presided over by Makerere University Chancellor, Prof. Ezra Suruma at the Freedom Square. The ceremony was also graced by the President of the Republic of Uganda represented by the Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda and the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni.

Also present were international guests including a delegation from the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Arabic Language accompanied by H.E. Mr. Bandar Al Faifi, Chargé d'Affaires of the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Uganda. The delegation was at Makerere to witness the graduation of students of the Arabic Language sponsored by the Centre and to hold discussions on the establishment of an Institute of Arabic Language at Makerere University.

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