Bishop Barham College of Uganda Christian University yesterday held its first Post COVID-19 Graduation ceremony passing out 270 students from 38 different academic courses.
The Kabale based Institution last held its graduation ceremony at home in Kabale Municipality on 15th October 2019, before interruptions by the COVID-19 pandemic that forced the Government to suspend mass gatherings including physical education activities.
Consequently, all other graduations have been held from the Headquarters in Mukono and the most of the Graduands participated virtually because of the expenses involved.
While officiating at yesterday’s Ceremony at Rugarama hill in Kabale Municipality, the UCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi explained that all UCU colleges had officially been cleared to resume periodic graduation ceremonies.
Prof. Mushengyezi asked the BBUC graduates to protect the good name of UCU by behaving well and performing excellently wherever they would be placed for employment.
The Chief Guest, Kampala based dental surgeon Dr. Brian Rushaju, also asked the graduates to contribute to efforts towards the Social economic transformation of Uganda and Africa at large through innovations and creativity.
The BBUC Principal Dr. Alice Jossy Kyobutungi, used the opportunity to recognize partners who have tremendously contributed to the growth, development and sustainability of the institution.
Notable among them was BusinessMan Musinguzi Garuga who reportedly donated 100 million to the institution in sponsorship of 100 students from Kigezi sub-region.
Out of the 270 students who graduated with different Degree, Diploma and Certificate awards, 164 were males, while 106 were females. Five students including the Rukiga District Speaker of Council, Oscar Akampurira attained a first class in degree programs.