ADDRESS BY OWEK. AMB. AL-HAJ PROF.BADRU DUNGU KATEREGGA THE FOUNDING VICE CHANCELLOR OF KAMPALA UNIVERSITY AT THE 16TH GRADUATION CONGREGATION AT GGABA –MAIN CAMPUS. ON THURSDAY 07TH MARCH 2019
First of all, allow me to take this opportunity to welcome in a special way our Chief Guest who is no other than, Her Royal Highness Queen Consort Sylivia Nagginda Luswata, the Nabagereka of Buganda Kingdom. We are extremely happy to have you Maama on this function and particularly to welcome you to your University which His Majesty the Kabaka Visited in 2005 to officially open the computer Laboratory. His Royal Highness Prince David Wassajja Kintu also visited Kampala University in 2016 when he came to officiate the 14thCongregation as the Chief Guest. It is also important to update further you that even Owekitiibwa Charles Peter Mayiga , Buganda’s Katikkiro , visited this Institution twice for the noble cause of the construction of Masiro and Masengere in 2015 and 2016 respectively, and on both occasions Kampala University contributed a total of 24M ugx thus, making us the biggest single contributor to the project in Makindye District . We are happy to inform you Maama that Kampala University has seriously supported the Education fund in the Buganda Kingdom by giving bursaries amounting to over 2billion Ugx to the bright but needy students to enable them access Higher Education. Now, your presence manifests the good relationship and love that Kampala University enjoys with the great Buganda Kingdom where I am also Owekitiibwa representing Education sector in the great Lukiiko. We are highly indebted and humbled with your presence Maama and indeed that of your high powered Delegation on this memorable function. Your presence makes all of us fell Royal by osmosis thus making this congregation a Royal function.
Today’s Graduation Ceremony:
Mr. Chancellor Sir, today marks the 16thGraduation ceremony of Kampala University and 20years of its amazing existence. On this function, I have the pleasure to notify this congregation that a total of 3352graduands will shortly be awarded Certificates, Diplomas, and conferred with Bachelors and Master’s Degrees in various programmes.
Out of the total graduating figure, 2017are male representing 60.17%while 1335 are female representing39.83 %.
Out of the total number of graduands, 1820 are Ugandans, representing 54.34%, 311 graduands are Somalis, representing 9.27 %, 207 are Kenyans, representing 6.17%, 187 are Rwandese, representing 5.57%,169are Nigerians, representing 5.04%, 475are South Sudanese, representing14.16%, 139 are Tanzanians, representing 4.13%, 24 are Burindians, representing 0.72%, 11 are Ethiopians representing 0.33% ,4Congolese representing 0.12%,2Liberians, representing 0.06%and 1Djiboutian,representing 0.03%
A total of 21 graduands obtained first class degrees and the best overall student is Edward Mandwa Abelwho offered a Bachelor’s Degree in CSIT with a CGPA of 4.81. The second best overall female student is Songoro Joha Shabanwho offered a Bachellor’s Degree of Industrial Art and Design and obtained a CGPA of 4.75
From the Graduate School, the best student is Abdikabar Mahammad who offered a Masters’ Degree in Environmental Management who scored an average of 87%. The second best overall female student is Nakabuye Saphina who offered a Master’s Degree of Education and obtained an average of 83%. All the first class graduands will have their names entered on a permanent Vice Chancellor’s list in addition to being awarded Certificates of excellence and other gifts.
Appointment of Kampala University Vice-Chancellor to the Executive Committee of IUCEA, (representing all Uganda Private Universities).
Mr.Chancellor Sir, I am delighted to report that during the 9thannual Meeting of the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) held on 21st-22ndJune 2018 at La Panoramique Hotel in Bujumbura-Burundi, The Vice-Chancellor (My self) was elected a Member of the Executive Committee of IUCEA representing all private Universities in Uganda. The appointment is good news for Kampala University and for Uganda as a whole.