First Lady Janet Kataaha Museveni Tuesday presided over the 70th graduation ceremony of Makerere University at the main campus in Kampala.
She warmly congratulated Graduands, parents, guardians, and sponsors for the sacrifices that they have made to ensure that their children achieve this important milestone.
This 70th Graduation is of great significance to the Ministry of Education and Sports and the country at large, first, because the record shows that Makerere has, this time, presented more female than male Graduands – that is 50.5% compared to 49.5%, respectively.
“I am pleased to note that, Government’s deliberate efforts in promoting girls’ education are starting to pay off.”
Secondly, Janet was happy to note that Makerere University continues to be a major destination for many students in the region seeking higher education.
That notwithstanding, the higher education terrain is changing every other day.
Through the Higher Education, Science and Technology (HEST) project support from the African Development Bank, the University has established an Incubation Centre to nurture ideas and link University researchers to Industry, who are the end-users.
“I encourage you to seek more support, linkages, and partnerships by taking advantage of your unique areas of strength.”
“We, the general public look forward to a time when Makerere as the leading University in the country will find a more reasonable and educated way of resolving conflicts. Because peace in Uganda as in all nations is a foundation for all other things to exist at all.”
“I am nevertheless, confident that we will soon find lasting solutions to many of the challenges at our Public Universities.”
She implored graduands to always endeavour to pursue peace and love and to be of service wherever they go.
“Together, we can and shall make our Communities, our Nation and the World a better place to live in.”