UTAMU GRADUATION: UTAMU Chancellor Dr Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka presided over the university's second graduation ceremony. Photo/ Pius Enywaru.

The Uganda Technology and Management University has held its second graduation ceremony today, presided over by the University’s Chancellor, former Kenya Vice President, Dr Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka.

Speaking at the function held at Silver Springs Hotel in Bugolobi, Dr Musyoka lauded the university administration for the good standards exhibited.

“The excellent completion rates of graduate students as exhibited by the number of Master’s and Post Graduate Diploma students presented today and the number of PhD students reported by the Vice Chancellor to have completed their studies on record time,” Dr Musyoka said.

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WE MADE IT: Chancellor Kalonzo Musyoka poses for a group photo with some of the graduates. Photo/Pius Enywaru.
WE MADE IT: Chancellor Kalonzo Musyoka poses for a group photo with some of the graduates. Photo/Pius Enywaru.

According to Dr Musyoka, the quality of education attained by the graduates meets international standards.

“I have no doubt the graduates amidst us today can testify that the rigour and quality they have been subjected to meet international standards,” he said.
The number of graduates doubled that of the first graduation, rising from 80 last year to 190 graduates this year.

“The University Council has continued to effectively steer the
university in the right direction. I appeal to them and other
governance organs of the University to continue working for the
achievement of the strategic goals of the university,” Dr Musyoka said and also thanked the Uganda government for the continued provision of a conducive environment for the private university education.

THIS IS IT: Some of the UTAMU graduates. Photo/Pius Enywaru
THIS SELFIE! Some of the UTAMU graduates. Photo/Pius Enywaru

To the fresh graduates, he urged them to use the skills that they have
acquired to tackle the challenges that lie ahead of them.

“Our graduates of 2016, you are part of a generation faced with
significant global challenges. Today, the world is struggling with
unemployment, poverty, population pressure, disease, high levels of
corruptions, etc. However, with the attained knowledge, skills and the
use of technology at your disposal, I am sure that you are well
prepared to tackle these challenges and more that may come your way,” he said.

Present at the graduation ceremony was the University’s founding
Chancellor, Prof Venansius Baryamureeba; Prof Fredrick Kayanja, the
Chairperson University Council and Prof Benon Basheka, the Vice
Chancellor.
In his speech the Vice Chancellor lauded Dr Musyoka for his contribution towards UTAMU.

“Mr Chancellor Sir, we take pride in having a personality of your caliber
and stature at the top in our governance structure. I thank you for
your unwavering commitment towards UTAMU and on behalf of my fellow Board of Trustees, I honour you for your contribution
towards this young but promising university,” Prof Basheka said.