During the 68th Graduation Ceremony of Makerere the fuss rested on Namyenya Caroline; the best Humanities and best overall student, who attained a First Class Honours Degree in Bachelor of Commerce with a CGPA of 4.95.
For her excellent performance, the high scoring student from Makerere University Business Scholl (MUBS) received a plaque, UGX 1million and an assortment of souvenirs from the Makerere University Convocation which were presented to her by the Chancellor, Prof. Ezra Suruma.
Acting Director Gender Mainstreaming Directorate, Dr. Euzobia Baine Mugisha recognised Nabunya Gladys as the best student of the Female Scholarship Foundation at Makerere University. Nabunya also from MUBS graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in the Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a CGPA of 4.72.
The Chancellor congratulated the graduands upon reaching the coveted milestone in their academic journey and advised them to always value the degrees attained.
“The degrees we are awarding you today testify to your discipline and commitment and to your capacity to face and overcome the hardships and pains and tears of academic struggle. Your graduation testifies to the world that in the face of adversity, poverty, deprivation, doubt and danger, you have exhibited determination and survival. Today you stand tall among the survivors and heroes of academic wars,” he said.
The Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe commended the Principal, Management and Staff of MUBS for the continued improvement in teaching and the tangible developments that have been made in the academic curriculum.
The Principal, MUBS Prof. Wasswa Balunywa advised students to always have a positive and all-encompassing approach towards work in order to make the desired difference in community.
“You are going out to the world, which expects a lot from you. We have trained you to be critical thinkers and not mere job seekers. Go out and create the jobs the Country is yearning for. With a degree from one of the best universities in the world, there is no reason for not succeeding. As business experts, you are in position to be at the forefront of changing the economy. Make the degree you have obtained count, have integrity and transform the world,” he said.