Get ready to be inspired!
On August 10, the 12th graduation ceremony of Cavendish University Uganda was all about celebrating brilliance. The lush grounds of Speke Resort – Munyonyo witnessed the gathering of academic stars and the theme of the day was “Strengthening Academia – Industry Collaboration as a Strategy to Improve Graduate Employability and Entrepreneurship.”
The air was buzzing with anticipation as the Deans of different faculties stepped up to introduce the best and brightest students to none other than the university Chancellor, H.E. Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, the former president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Mr. Edward Millan Okiring emerged as the crème de la crème with a dazzling Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.70. His dedication and hard work in the field of Computer Science earned him the title of the overall best student, and he was proudly presented with a tablet sponsored by Supercom Technologies Ltd. It’s safe to say that Mr. Okiring’s future in the tech world is looking incredibly bright.
But that’s not all! The second-best student, Ms. Jacqueline Fiona Kongai, wasn’t far behind, with a remarkable CGPA of 4.68. Her outstanding achievements in International Relations and Diplomacy earned her a prestigious plaque from the Australian Consulate. Ms. Kongai is all set to make her mark on the global stage.
In the faculty of Business and Management, Mr. Apollo Wambi emerged as the best student with a CGPA of 4.59. His exceptional performance in Accounting & Finance secured him the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU) award, which included full Certified Public Accountant (CPA) registration and exam fees worth Shs 1,000,000. The world of finance just gained a rising star.
Let’s not forget the legal eagles! Mr. Blessed Atwine Mugisha soared high as the best Law student with a CGPA of 4.23. He was awarded the Compendium of both Civil & Criminal Laws and Shs 1,000,000 from M/S Anguria & Company Advocates. A legal career filled with promise awaits Mr. Mugisha.
But the accolades don’t end there. Ms. Mary Priscar Kanyunyuzi dazzled as the best Health Science student, earning her a prestigious plaque and a cash prize of Shs 500,000 from Prof. John Mugisha & Family. With a degree in Environmental Health Science, Ms. Kanyunyuzi is ready to make a significant impact on public health.
Ms. Jaiteh Fatou walked away with a special award, the Rt. Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga Award for Best Female Law Student. This exceptional recognition included a plaque and a cash prize of Shs 1,500,000. Dr. Monica Musenero, the Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation, presented this prestigious award, shining a spotlight on Ms. Fatou’s promising legal career.
Ms. Joan Namubiru was honored with a plaque from the Women’s Probono Initiative under the Gender Justice award, acknowledging her significant contributions to gender equality. On the other hand, Mr. Rogers Aheebwa Musiime was celebrated with a plaque and a cash prize of Shs 500,000 from the Centre for Technology Disputes Resolution, highlighting his prowess in the world of technology.
The ceremony was a heartwarming testament to the power of education and the dedication of these outstanding students. As they embark on their respective journeys, they carry with them not just degrees, but a legacy of excellence that will surely impact the world.
Congratulations to the stars of Cavendish University! Your futures are as bright as the smiles on your faces on this memorable day.