Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) has held its 28th Graduation Ceremony at the University’s Main Campus Nkozi on Friday, 18th November 2022 under the theme: Agility, Flexibility and Creativity towards Transformational Change. The blended graduation ceremony started with a Eucharistic Celebration which was led by His Lordship Rt. Rev. Serverus Jjumba, Bishop of Masaka Catholic Diocese.
A total of 1516 graduated with Master’s Degrees, Bachelors, Diplomas and Certificates. Out of these; 700 were male while 816 female in the Faculties of Agriculture, Faculty of Business Administration and Management, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of the Built Environment, Institute of Ethics, Institute of Languages and Communication Studies, School of Arts and Social Sciences and Mother Kevin Postgraduate Medical School from all our UMU campuses and some of the Affiliated institutions.
The Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Hon. Matia Kasaija who was the Guest of Honour, urged the graduates to always uphold ethics and integrity if they are to succeed in life.
“Integrity is not much honoured by so many people these days, but they forget that the truth never dies. Even if you buried the truth 1000 metres down, it will always pop up. So always be integral in whatever you do”, he urged.
Minister Kasaija promised that government from now onwards is going to support UMU in all its endeavors because of the great work the University is doing of skilling Ugandans.
The Chancellor, His Lordship Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Antony Zziwa who is also the Chairperson of the Uganda Episcopal Conference reminded the new UMU graduates to always make a difference wherever they will go despite the challenges they will meet along the way.
“You are going to encounter challenges of corruption, bribery and twisting of values but like the Uganda Martyrs, do not waiver, live morally and love others. This will help you make a difference and transform society”, he added.
The Vice Chairperson of UMU Governing Council, Prof. Vincent Bagire urged the fresh graduates to be steady fast and make good decisions, be flexible and creative if they are to transform the communities they live in. He reminded them to be good ambassadors of UMU and always be open to assist their Alma Mater whenever called upon.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Patrick Edrin Kyamanywa reminded graduates to always put on the corporate ATIRE of Accountability, Transparency, Integrity, Responsibility and a desire for Excellence in their day to day activities.
He outlined some of UMU’s achievements for the one year he has been in office and challenged government to support the University’s expansion projects as the University looks forward to celebrate 30 years of excellence on 18th October 2023.