Virtual graduation slated for October

By Ivan Tsebeni

Following the government's closure of learning institutions to curb the spread of the Covid-19 disease, Uganda Christian University (UCU) has set October 22, 2021 as the new date for the subsequent virtual graduation. The information was revealed by the University Vice Chancellor Assoc. Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi on June 21.

"UCU will hold a virtual graduation ceremony on Friday October 22," Mushengyezi wrote in a memo addressed to students and staff.

Prof. Mushengyezi called upon students who are due to graduate this year to plan accordingly.

He also, encouraged students to keep safe during the current Covid19 resurgence: "let us move forward with courage, perseverance and resilience."

He added that students should soldier on and adapt to Covid-19 era which he called 'business unusual'.

"We have seen God's faithfulness in the past year. Let us have faith in God who saw is through the lockdown of 2020," Prof. Mushengyezi said.

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a lot of changes in many people's lives. The UCU community has been forced to hold only one graduation in this year unlike the previous ones where it used to have three phases.

This will be the 22nd graduation with an estimate of over 1,700 students graduating with different awards.

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