UCU graduation: Ntagali decries taxes as 43 get 1st class degrees

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The Chancellor urged the gov't to waive taxes on private universities.

About 43 students received first class degrees on Friday out of the 1,136 students who graduated from Uganda Christian University [UCU] main campus in Mukono.

According to the University communications and marketing manager Micheal Mubangizi, 50.1% of these are male while the female granduands account for 49.9%.

Out of these, 43 have first class degrees with 24 being taken by females and males boys holding only 19 of them.

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Bachelors of Law was the best performed course with 285 students followed by Bachelors of Social Works and Social Administration that has 116 students.

The guest of honour and Auditor General, John Muwanga, who graced the third graduation ceremony this year and first part of the 18th graduation ceremony, asked graduands to stay relevant in society.

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“One’s attitude is the most important attribute because it determines your character,” Muwanga said.

He added: “You need to know how to learn, unlearn and relearn in order to stay relevant.”

UCU Chancellor, the Most Rev. Stanely Ntagali, called upon Government through parliament to waiver taxes off fees levied by not-for-profit private institutions.

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“”We need gov’t support to waive taxation which cripples private universities,” Ntagali said.

In his speech, the Vice Chancellor, Rev. Dr. Can. John Musisi Senyonyi, told graduands that their education is as much a personal benefit as it is a corporate good.

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