KAMPALA — The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has been awarded an honorary doctorate degree of Laws (Legum Doctor – LLD) of Nkumba University.
This was during the University’s 22 Graduation ceremony themed; 25 years of academic excellence and professionalism held on Saturday October 26, 2019 at Nkumba.
In her acceptance speech, Kadaga expressed her gratitude towards the government of Uganda for liberalising education.
“Am so much privileged to be awarded with this Doctorate of Laws by Nkumba University,” said Kadaga.
“If Nkumba was not in place many Ugandans and foreigners would not have had the chance to access university education which started as a small nursery school,” she added.
Kadaga urged the graduands to make use of what they have learned and not only look for jobs but also become job creators.
Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, who was the Guest of Honour at the function, congratulated Rt. Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga upon receiving the honorary doctorate of laws, and went on to advise the graduands to make use of what they have learned and not only look for jobs but focus on becoming job creators.
“Work hard, use the knowledge acquired here to help you sustain yourself and not to wait for government’s help,” Sekandi said.
Among other dignitaries awarded with Honorary Doctorate in different fields, was Alhajji Kaddu Kiberu who was awarded with Doctorate of Letters.
10 students received PhDs, 110 received master’s degrees, 47 received post graduate diplomas, 910 received bachelor’s degrees, 224 received diplomas, 66 received certificates bringing the total to 1367 students at the 22nd congregation.
The University Chancellor Mr. Gordon Wavamunno used the occasion to remind president Museveni to fulfil the promise he made to the University.
“In 2016, the president promised us a bus but up to now we have never received it. So we kindly remind him about our bus which we are eagerly waiting for,” he said
On his behalf, Professor Wilson Muyinda Mande, the Vice Chancellor of the University urged the students to be focused enough to join those people who are already in the field.
“Demonstrate the academic excellence you have acquired to perform all your roles wherever you find yourself professionally,” he added.