KYAMBOGO UNIVERSITY: The 17th Virtual Graduation Ceremony Set For 21st, 22nd, and 23rd September 2021.

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KYAMBOGO UNIVERSITY: The  17th Virtual Graduation Ceremony Set For 21st, 22nd, and 23rd September 2021.

KAMPALA, UGANDA | PRESSUG PUBLICATION| Kyambogo University Vice Chancellor Prof. Eli Katunguka has announced that the university will hold its 17th graduation ceremony between 21-23 September, 2021.

While addressing the media earlier today at the university, Prof. Katunguka said that the ceremony will be held virtually with very minimal physical presence, due to the COVID-19 regulations on gatherings not more than 110 

“Senate at its meeting held on 10 of September 2021, decided to hold the 17th Graduation from 21‐23 September 2021. It will be virtual and approved the graduationlist/names,” Said Katunguka as the powers given by the Senate. 

The university did not hold its annual graduation ceremony last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic and final year students did not know when they would graduate.

Professor Katugunka said that he will be oversee the arrangements, “Parents and students have waited for this for a long time and I thank Senate for taking a stand with parents are not invited to avoid antagonize the SOPs set by the ministry of health.

GRADUATION TIME!
Tuesday (21/09/2021)
08.00 - 17.00 PM

Wednesday (22/09/2021)
08.00 - 17.00 PM

Thursday (23/09/2021)
08.00 - 17.00 PM

GRADUATION DAY 1
Faculty of Special Needs and Rehabilitation
School of Management and Entrepreneurship

GRADUATION DAY 2
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty of Vocational Studies

GRADUATION DAY 3
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Education

NOTE: Kyambogo University with great pleasure informs Graduands, Parents/Guardians, and the General Public that the 17th Graduation Ceremony of Kyambogo University will be held on Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd, and Thursday 23rd September 2021, from 09:00 a.m – 1.00 p.m each day. 

The Ceremony will be VIRTUAL, with limited physical presence only by invitation. In this regard, Graduands, Parents/Guardians and the General Public shall follow the Live streaming of the Ceremony on the media live platforms and other channels. The event will also be streamed on Television and its social media platforms.

OVER 20O0 STUDENTS TO MISS OUT AS COURT OKAYS KYAMBOGO UNIVERSITY 17TH GRADUATION

The High Court in Kampala recently dismissed an application seeking to block the 17th graduation ceremony of Kyambogo University.

The decision comes from an application filed on September 14, 2021 by 45 students who sought a halt to the graduation ceremony fixed for September 21‐23 2021 because their names were missing from the list of graduands.

Students, led by Keneth Masereka stated that they had successfully pursued different courses at Kyambogo University and passed all the subjects undertaken according to the information on their respective student portals run and managed by the University. However, their names were missing from the lists that were released through the different department heads.

However, they asked the court to grant them an interim injunction restraining the University from holding its 17th graduation ceremony in order to save them from suffering irreparable damages. But their application was dismissed by Principal Judge Dr Flavian Zeija on grounds that the affidavit supporting it was not signed before a Commissioner of Oaths.

The Court heard that the affidavit sworn by Moses Arupei, a student of Oil and Gas Production was drafted from Kyambogo University by Joel and Cox Advocates and signed from Twed Towers, the building that houses the High Court Civil Division. The affidavit bore a stamp by Raymond Owakukiroru as the Commissioner of Oaths.

The Kyambogo University lawyers led by Cyrus Baguma objected to it on grounds that it was incurably defective since it was not sworn and signed before the Commissioner of Oaths as required under the law. Baguma had earlier on called Arupei and confirmed that the affidavit was signed from Twed Towers.

Justice Zeija accordingly dismissed the application said that there is a tendency for lawyers to draft affidavits and taking them to their clients for signing when actually they have not followed the required procedure of appearing before the Commissioner of Oaths.

Meanwhile following the reaction from the university vice Chancellor, Katunguka responding to the media welcomed the decision saying the graduation for 9,521 students will now proceed without interruption and when the students also sort the individual-based issues they will also be provided with transcripts as they agreed before and some accepted.

"It's possible that some students with results missed out graduation with either provided their information late, meaning Senate wouldn't manage to verify their results, some students has retake, some change their registration numbers, some finished late after the Senate." Adding that those who wish to antagonize the graduation to distance them selves and follow the university protocol failure to do so security is ready to answer them and on top of that the three days graduation process the university is out bound to none invite.

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