1000 Ugandan students miss university graduation over fees burden

by Alleastafrica and New Vision

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1000 Ugandan students miss graduation over fees burden

KAMPALA – A total of 1,000 students missed graduation at Busoga University, over failure to clear their fees balance in time, while others failed to submit to the institution details of their birth.

This was revealed by the university vice-chancellor Prof. Lameck Kibikyo. The institution’s 16th graduation ceremony took place at the university campus in Iganga town, on Friday.

He explained that plans are being made to have a mini-graduation ceremony in March 2018, during which students that missed out on Friday will graduate.

During the Friday ceremony, presided over by the chancellor, the Bishop of Busoga diocese Rt.Rev.Paul Samson Naimanhye, 980 students graduated with degrees, diplomas and certificates, amidst cheers and jubilation from parents and relatives.

Of these, 23 students got masters’ degrees, 454 obtained bachelor’s degrees, 30 got post graduate diplomas, 306 diplomas and 164 got certificates. Bachelors of education had the highest number of graduands at 218.

There were 17 Kenyans, one Tanzanian, 5 Nigerians and 15 South Sudanese, while the rest were Ugandan students.

Addressing the congregation, Professor Kibikyo said the purpose of education in the country is to ensure the young generation becomes self-supporting and independent.

Kibikyo urged graduands not to despise jobs, but instead take whatever they can get their hands on as long as they are able to earn a living.

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  1. Subject: “1000 Ugandan students miss university graduation over fees burden” by Alleastafrica and New Vision Sep 30, 2017

    Commentary, 30 Sept 2017
    Quote: A total of 1,000 students missed graduation at Busoga University, over failure to clear their fees balance in time, while others failed to submit to the institution details of their birth” Unquote.

    Let us be frank. As Africans, let us be frank to OURSELVES. Regardless whether one thousand or ten thousand of students graduate from the so-called “universities” it does not matter to Africa.

    Let us be frank to ourselves. Have we ever had meaningful educational institutions tailored for Africans, and by Africans based on African sociological, anthropological and African wisdom? Let us be honest to ourselves: The AFRICAN CHILD WAS DELIBERATELY HYPNOTIZED to be ashamed of himself /herself and thus consequently struggled (mimicked) to be what he/she CAN NEVER BE.

    Let us be frank to ourselves. Where are we TODAY, after fifty-four years of the so-called Liberation, Independence, Freedom etc? Are WE AFRICANS better off today than we were under colonial masters?

    Let us be frank to our selves. Did we ever have a democratic government with democratic African Leaders — to THIS DAY, 30 September 2017?

    So, the 1000 students who missed graduation ceremony did not miss an iota of any meaningful moment of Life. University ceremonies in Africa are monumental charade which has absolutely nothing to do with meaningful Education. It has everything to do with a deliberate Houdini scheme to cheat the people of Africa by self-appointed vicious African Dictators in collusion with their previous Colonial Masters for mutual MONETRAY benefits.

    AFRICA IS STILL COLONIZED, AND WILL REMAIN SO FOR THE FORESEABLE FUTURE (under newly minted, humble, colonial ‘co-exploitive’ polite force—for the same end result, of course)

    Poor African will always remain poor and exploited for ever and ever — and we will keep on writing to fill our empty time. PERIOD!

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