By Derrick Ampereza
A total of 473 students yesterday graduated with diplomas and certificates in nursing and midwifery at the second graduation ceremony for Uganda nursing school Bwindi in Kanungu district .
52 students graduated with a diploma in nursing, 34 with a diploma in midwifery, 205 with a certificate in nursing and 101 students with a certificate in midwifery.
The principal Uganda nursing school Bwindi Robert Kamugisha urged the graduates to use the medical knowledge they were equipped with to save Ugandans and improve the health sector in Uganda .
Bishop Dan Zoreka of diocese of kinkiizi urged the graduates to make real positive contributions as professionals because the country today is full of people with degrees and diplomas but lacks those with integrity.
Kanungu district chairperson eng Sam Arinaitwe Kajojo said uganda nursing school Bwindi has reduced the scarcity of health professionals in Kanungu district and as such pledged to offer employment to the graduates whenever there is chance at district service commission.
Kanungu district woman mp Hon Patience Kinshaba Nkunda and Kinkizi west MP James Ruugi Kaberuka urged the newly graduated nurses and midwives to ensure they portray the good name but not involving in things that spoil their name as health workers like stealing government drugs
Hon David Kabanda the Kasambya county MP in Mubende district congulatulated the graduands upon this milestone that one desires in life with support from parents .
He added that there is a need for them to uppergrade their studies for a better future.
He asked the school to also put more emphasis on boy child as well, having seen the big number of graduates being girls .