180 Rwandan students to miss KU graduation

At least 187 Rwandan students will miss the forthcoming Kampala University graduation ceremony in Kampala tomorrow due to the raging tension between governments of the two neighbouring countries.

Rwandan Foreign Affairs Minister Richard Sezibera told a press conference in Kigali yesterday that the government “strongly advises” Rwandans against crossing into Uganda.

Addressing journalists at the Kampala University main campus in Ggaba yesterday, the Vice Chancellor, Prof Badru Dungu Kateregga, said most of the Rwandan students had already communicated to his office they would not attend tomorrow’s graduation ceremony.
“Most students who had gone back to Rwanda will not attend the graduation because they have already communicated to the university management. We pray for them that as the graduation approaches, the situation gets calm,” Mr Kateregga said.

He, however, added that the students will graduate in absentia even if they are unable to attend the ceremony and will receive their academic certificates any time.

THE EVENT

The graduation ceremony will see 3,352 students comprising 2017 males (60.1 per cent) and 1,335 females (39.8 per cent) awarded degrees, diplomas and certificates in diverse academic programmes. Ugandan students are 1,820 while 1,532 are foreigners from Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia, South Sudan, Burundi, Ethiopia and Liberia. The Nabagereka (queen) of Buganda Kingdom Sylvia Nagginda will be the chief guest.

Source: Daily monitor

 

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Elias Hakizimana

Elias Hakizimana, CEO&Founder of The Inspirer Ltd,(www.rwandainspirer.com) is a professional Rwandan Journalist with Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communication, received from University of Rwanda’s College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) in 2014. He served various media houses in Rwanda including Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) in 2013 and became passionate with English Online and Print Media Publications where he exercised his talent as a Freelance News Reporter for The New Times, The Independent, The Rwanda Focus, Panorama and more before he became a Self-Entrepreneur as the CEO and Founder of The Inspirer Limited in early 2017.

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