Don Wanyama, the Senior Presidential Press Secretary was among the last batch of this year’s graduands that graduated at Makerere University’s 70th graduation ceremony.
Wanyama who is not only passionate about politics and journalism is also known to humourous for his choice of words. And yes, upon being awarded a Masters of Arts Degree in the field of Journalism and Communication, Don as he is fondly called by colleagues, posted on his facebook and twitter handles thanking Makerere University for ‘finally getting him a gown’.
“To God be the glory. @MakerereU finally got my gown, thanks?” he said.
Don’s comment follows failure by Team Uniform Ltd, a company contrated by Makerere University to supply patented graduation gowns to all the graduands.
Africa Tembelea understands that this year, the contractor only managed to import 6,383 gowns, 900 caps and 6,792 hoods from china which was short of the over 13,000 needed.
The importation of the gowns from China has drawn a backlash from many Ugandans on social media who are questionaing the rationale of Makerere University going against the spirit of ‘Buy Uganda, Build Uganda’ (BUBU).
– Makerere University 70th Graduation Ceremony –
— Muhoozi Kainerugaba (@mkainerugaba) January 17, 2020
Today’s ceremony was comprised of graduands from the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS), and the School of Law.
In total, the 70th graduation ceremony that kicked off on Tuesday January 14th has had 13,509 students graduate from Makerere University this year, out of whom, 6,820 (50.5%) are female and 6689 (49.5%) are male. 61 have received PhDs and 1173 their masters.
Of the total graduands, 422 got first-class degrees with the best coming from the Makerere University Business School (MUBS) with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 4.92. The best student in sciences, Sarah Namayengo, posted a CGPA of 4.83 which earned her a plaque and sh1m from the University.