By Micheal Mubangizi
As Uganda Christian University (UCU) marked its 20th anniversary this month, 1,177 students (54% female and 46% male) received diplomas and degrees in 38 specialties at the fourth part of her eighteenth graduation ceremony. The colourful ceremony is to be held at her main campus tomorrow Friday October 27, 2017.
The total population includes 31 students from the countries of South Sudan, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Burundi. They include Vithalis Yusuph, a Bishop of Biharamilo Diocese in Tanzania. 29 students are graduating with first class degrees. Of these 8 are male while 21 are female.
The academic program with the highest number of graduands is Bachelor of Business Administration which has 330 students graduating (160 Males and 170 females).
Master of Library and Information Studies and Master of Arts in Child Development are graduating for the first time.
UCU Chancellor and Archbishop Church of Uganda The Most Reverend Stanley Ntagali and Vice Chancellor Rev. Canon. Dr. John Senyonyi, will preside over the ceremony that starts at 9 am.
Guest of honour is Ram Gidoomal, business leader with Traidcraft, a Christian organization designed to help the poor. Gidoomal is best known for his leadership and entrepreneurial expertise connected to public and charitable organizations and global missions in Kenya, India, the United States and the United Kingdom. He is an author and tireless worker raising social concern for the poor. A former Hindu who convert to Christianity, Gidoomal is a freeman of the City of London, a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists and a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute.
As part of the 20th anniversary celebrations, the university will also be having a homecoming for its alumni on between Saturday October 28th and Sunday October 29th, 2017 at the Main Campus in Mukono.