The Vice President of Uganda His Excellency Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi has asked graduates to desist from drugs and alcohol, if they are to progress in the future.
Ssekandi made the call Saturday while presiding over the 2nd Graduation ceremony of Kabale University at the university grounds in Kabale municipality, where a total of 1,215 students graduated in different disciplines.
He said that the graduates should also observe high levels of discipline in order to compete favourably in a job market.
He also cautioned the graduates to protect themselves against HIV/Aids scourge that claimed many innocent young lives in the country.
The Chairman Kabale university council Hon Ephrain Manzi Tumubwine decried lack of enough infrastructures, which forces students to study from under trees.
He also called for increased financial support beginning 2018/2019 financial year, if they are to meet their needs.
The Kabale University Vice chancellor Professor Joy Kwesiga asked Kabale district local government give the university the remaining 100 acres of land, for expansion and introduction of new faculties.
UCU graduates 1,000
On Friday, over 1,000 students graduated at Uganda Christian University in Mukono district.
This was part four of the 18th graduation ceremony of Uganda Christian University held at the main campus.
The official sendoff (Commissioning Service) ceremony of 2017 September Graduating Class was held on Thursday in the presence of the Vice Chancellor, Rev. Canon Dr. Jon Senyonyi.
Suring the Friday graduation ceremony, the Chancellor, The Most Rev. Stanley Ntagali, told graduates: “the knowledge and skills you have got is God’s work.”