Makerere University Business School held its graduation on 23rd February, as part of the 67th graduation ceremony of Makerere University. It was the third day of the four day Graduation week and was set aside for only MUBS graduands. It started at about 9a.m and Ended at 1p.m.
The event was graced by the Chancellor of Makerere University, Mr. Ezra Suruma, and the Principal of MUBS, Mr. Balunywa Waswa. Mr. Ezra Suruma urged the graduands not to rest on their laurels and seek to upgrade their Qualifications with further study.
Vincent Muhumuza, a graduand of Finance, while speaking to our correspondent, reiterated Mr. Suruma’s words and agreed that he needed to upgrade to CFA qualification. “I did it (CFA) before and failed but I am going to try again. It doesn’t matter how many times a man falls, but how many he rises up. “Muhumuza added. Kamoga Yusuf, graduating in Bachelors in Business Computing, said he was also looking to Upgrade to ACCA but he was already employed as an amateur business computing official land He was looking to go professional. Hajjat Mariam, a parent said the graduates need to avoid overlooking any kind of job since the End justifies the means. “I don’t see why you cannot operate a chapatti stall as you hunt for jobs!” she said. She also called for graduates to upgrade their qualifications since a degree these days is like “a primary one report card.”
However, as is expected at Makerere, scandal was not far off. Some graduates were found Seething with anger when police confiscated their phones. Phones were prohibited within the grounds. “May be they just want to steal our phones. Now my mom will call and will be unable to find me! “A lady complained. “Otherwise, I’m excited about today.” She said.
The Former Guild President of MUBS, Mr. Bugingo, graduating in Bachelors of Science in Marketing said he was excited and thankful for today and hoped for a bright future.
Kigozi David, a part time street pastor and graduate of Social Sciences said he wasn’t scared of the future. “We work under blessings not under pressure. It is amazing the way God cares for His own”
The event ended amid wild celebrations and ululations from the graduates, with some tossing their head gear to the sky to signify that the sky was the limit for them.
Congratulations to all graduates!
By Ian Akatwijuka