Kampala International University (KIU) is set to hold a virtual graduation ceremony for all students who completed their courses. The 22nd graduation ceremony will be held on August 22nd starting at 2:30 PM.
Initially, the graduation was slated for June however it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic as earlier announced by the University Vice-Chancellor, Dr Mouhammad Mpezamihigo, and consequently, the KIU University council and the University senate decided that the graduation take place on Saturday, August 22.
“For purposes of preventing the spread of the pandemic, and in compliance with the Standard Operating Procedures by the Ministry of Health of the government of Uganda, the KIU University Council and the University Senate decided that the graduation be held online (virtual) on Saturday, 22nd August, starting at 2:30 PM East African Standard Time,” reads the announcement from the KIU University Senate and published by the Director, Academic Affairs.
According to the announcement, an online graduation clearance form is available on the university website. All potential graduands were required to fulfill all the requirements before they can be allowed to graduate and receive their academic documents.
The entire graduation ceremony will be conducted via Zoom, the University Facebook page and website, and on YouTube, upon commencement of the convocation by the Chancellor.
The event will also be streamed on selected TV and radio stations and therefore, no graduands and family members are expected at Campus. The Chancellor will declare commencement of the 22nd KIU Graduation Ceremony online, at the stipulated date and time.
All speeches (Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, Chairperson University Council, Chairman Board of Trustees, Guest of Honour and the Chief Guest) will be delivered online
Graduands’ names will be presented online by the respective Deans and Principals. A soft copy of the graduation booklet will be made available on the University Website.
Graduands whose awards require oath-taking will be provided with the oath that is to be taken online. Each oath-taking graduand will be required to submit a signed copy of the oath before the date of graduation. Graduands in this category are urgently required to contact their respective Deans for further details on the modalities that must be fulfilled before 15th August 2020.
All academic awards (certificate, diploma, and degree, Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters and PhDs) will be conferred by the Chancellor online
The dissolution of the convocation and graduation ceremony by the Chancellor will be conducted online.
The collection of academic documents will be scheduled by the Directorate of Academic Affairs in such a manner that it complies with the standard operating procedures of the University and the Ministry of Health to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.