“I am speechless! Anselm has been admitted to Harvard Univ. Proudest Mum! Thanking God,” Winnie Byanyima, the wife to former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate tweeted the news Wednesday morning.
Her only son Anselm Besigye has been admitted to Harvard University, popularly known to be a place for the brightest people in the world. It was established in 1636, and its history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the world’s most prestigious universities.
It operates several arts, cultural, and scientific museums, alongside the Harvard Library, which is the world’s largest academic and private library system, comprising 79 individual libraries with over 18 million volumes.
Harvard’s alumni include eight US Presidents, several foreign heads of state, 62 living billionaires, 359 Rhodes Scholars, and 242 Marshall Scholars. To date, some 130 Nobel laureates, 18 Field Medalists and 13 Turing Award winners, have been affiliated as students, faculty, or staff.
A few Ugandans to have made it to Harvard and notables include former presidential candidates; Ambassador Olara Otunu and Aggrey Awori, Former Vice President Dr. Specioza Wandira Kazibwa, Prof. Joe Oloka Onyanga, Dr. Sylvia Tamale, Dr. Emmanuel Bagenda, Prof Mahmood Mamdani, also former ministers Betty Bigombe and Capt Mike Mukula who did a one month certificate programme, Presidential Assistant Morrison Rwakakamba and lawyer Dr Busingye Kabumba.
Sanjay Tanna@STanna444: Excellent..Well done. .. God bless…
Musinguzi Goodluck R@2008gomu: I hope his tenure gives him skills that will benefit humanity.