Makerere University has this morning kicked off its 5-day 73rd graduation ceremony at the institution’s main campus in Kampala.
A total of 13,221 graduands, of whom 6,809 (52 percent) are female and 6,412 (48 percent) are male, are expected to graduate during the ceremonies, which end on Friday.
A total of 102 of these are Ph.D. students, 1,378 are master’s students, 108 are postgraduate diplomas and 35 are undergraduate diplomas.
According to the program, students from the colleges of Natural Sciences, Health Sciences as well as School of Law are slated to graduate today. Students from the colleges of Education and External Studies, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences will graduate on Tuesday.
The Minister of Education, Ms Janet Kataha Museveni, is expected to grace the ceremony alongside the Vice Chancellor of the University of London, Prof Wendy Thomson. Prof Mangeni said the Chancellor, Prof Ezra Suruma, will preside over the ceremony and on each day of the graduation, the graduands and invited guests are expected to be seated in the Freedom Square by 7am.