Makerere University has rescheduled its 74th graduation ceremony with an anticipated 13,000 students set to graduate at the institution’s main campus in Kampala.
In a statement released on Monday, Prof Mukadasi Buyinza, the academic registrar, disclosed that the graduation ceremony will now take place between January 22 and January 26 next year.
Initially, the ceremony was slated for January 8 to January 12, 2024. However, adjustments became necessary due to the expected Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit, aiming to prevent scheduling conflicts.
The University revealed that the postponement is also meant to allow students who are due for graduation to clear their financial queries.
This marks a notable shift for Makerere University, as it is the first time the institution will conduct its graduation in January. The alteration stems from the disruptions caused by the 2020 #Covid-19 pandemic, which had a profound impact on the academic calendar. The university formerly conducted its graduation ceremony in August.
The graduation dates are as below
Monday, 22nd January, 2024
College of Natural Sciences (CONAS)
College of Health Sciences (CHS)
School of Law (SOL)
Tuesday, 23rd January, 2024
College of Education and External Studies (CEES)
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES)
Wednesday, 24th January, 2024
College of Business and Management Sciences (COBAMS)
College of Computing and Information Sciences (COCIS)
College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Bio-Security (COVAB)
THURSDAY, 25th JANUARY, 2024
Friday, 26th January, 2024
College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT)
College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS)