Uganda Christian University to Confer Degrees Upon 1002 Graduates, Including First Batch of Medicine & Dentistry Graduates

MUKONO – Uganda Christian University (UCU) is preparing to hold its 24th Graduation ceremony on Friday, July 28, 2023, where degrees will be conferred upon 1002 students.

 

Out of the graduates, 442 (44%) are male, and 560 (56%) are female, marking a significant representation of female students.

 

According to Jimmy Siyasa, the Ag. Communication Officer, the graduation ceremony holds historical importance for the university as it will be the first time that degrees are bestowed upon the first batch of medicine and dentistry graduates.

 

Siyasa added “Preceding the main graduation event, a Commissioning Service is scheduled for Thursday, July 27, starting at 2:00 p.m. The service will be led by the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda and Chancellor of UCU, His Grace The Most Rev. Dr. Kaziimba. During the service, prayers and blessings will be offered for the graduands, and outstanding students will also be recognized and awarded”.

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“Those interested in witnessing the ceremony can view it live on the Uganda Christian University YouTube Channel (youtube.com/@ugandachristi…) or tune in to @coufamilytv on DStv channel 375, Free-To-Air facility through Signet (U) Ltd., GOTv channel 829, and StarTimes channel 282”. Siyasa said.

 

The graduation ceremony will be presided over by the University Chancellor, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Stephen Samuel Kaziimba Mugalu. The esteemed Chief Guest for the event will be the Rt. Rev. Dr. Dunstan Kopoliano Bukenya.

A noteworthy achievement is that 28 students have attained first-class honors, with 17 females and 11 males among them.

 

Yohana Eyob Ghebrekristos, hailing from Eritrea, will be recognized as the overall best student, graduating with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and an outstanding CGPA of 4.71.

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In addition, Wanyama Wilson, who pursued a Bachelor of Development and Social Entrepreneurship, will be commended as the overall best male student, achieving an impressive CGPA of 4.64.

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