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February 25, 2020

UN Ambassador to officiate 21 st B Graduation


United Nations SDG5 Ambassador Prof. Maggie Kigozi is slated to commission over 800 graduands at the 21 st B Graduation on March 6, 2020 at the Main Campus, Ndejje Hill, Luwero.

Over 800 students will be presented for the award of degrees, diplomas and certificates at the graduation ceremony whose theme: Mainstreaming Higher Education in National Socio-Economic Development

Affiliated institutions will present 641 graduands and the rest by Ndejje University, representing eight faculties – Social Sciences; Business Administration and Management; Environment and Agricultural Sciences; Arts; Education; Engineering and Survey and Basic Science and IT.

Last year, a total of 908 graduands received certificates, diplomas, undergraduate and Post graduate degrees. 657 (70%) of all graduates are females while 251 (30%) were males which clearly showed positive results in Ndejje University’s gender mainstreaming efforts. Prof Maggie Kigozi is the SDG5 (Sustainable Development Goals) Ambassador appointed by UN Women and President of the Business and Professional Women (BPW) Uganda.

She is an accomplished entrepreneur having served the country in many capacities including being Executive Director of the Uganda Investment Authority. Meanwhile, the Chief guest at last year’s 20 th B Graduation and Managing Director National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Dr. Eng. Silver Mugisha challenged Ugandan industries to finance research in universities in solving the country’s economic impediments to producing better products. He said there was an opaque curtain wall between what the industry and universities were offering in research and development yet the latter was the engine of innovations.

“The industry want practical solutions and yet the universities were stuck with academic researchers to simplify achievement of scholarly objectives,” Dr. Mugisha said. Flashback:

 Ndejje University started in 1992 with two faculties – Education and Business Administration.

 The first congregation of Ndejje University for conferment of a diploma and degrees was held on September 24, 1999 at Luwero Main Campus.

 A total of 156 pioneer students were presented for the award of degrees and diploma at the inaugural graduation ceremony.

 Only one graduand was awarded a Diploma in Project Planning and the rest degrees.

 The graduation was presided over by Rt. Rev. Dr. Yokana Mukasa of Mityana Diocese Church of Uganda as its first Chancellor

 Associate Prof. Ddumba Ssentamu was Caretaker Vice Chancellor.

 Hon. Minister Prof. George Mondo Kagonyera was the first Chief Guest.

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