Kampala – Makerere University celebrated the exceptional achievements of its students in grand style, hosting a convocation luncheon in honour of the PhD, Master’s, and first-class degree recipients from its numerous colleges. The event, characterised by pomp and scholarly distinction, was graced by the presence of notable figures, including Dr. Muvawala as the guest of honour.
As the Vice Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe, and all college heads of Makerere University took their seats amongst the distinguished attendees, the air buzzed with the promise of the university’s theme for the event: “Living Beyond Degrees.” This theme echoed the university’s vision, inspiring graduates to leverage their academic success for greater societal contributions.
Notably, Hon. Rwakajara, Member of Parliament for Workers, addressed the gathering with insightful remarks. Reflecting on the significance of the degrees and the academic journey, he called upon the graduates to apply their skills and knowledge in purposeful and transformative ways.
Following Hon. Rwakajara’s words, he extended an invitation for Dr. Muvawala to take the podium. The excited assembly was captivated as Dr. Muvawala delivered his speech, reinforcing the day’s theme and celebrating the accomplishments marked by the convocation.
The luncheon offered a chance for graduates, faculty, and guests to mingle and celebrate together. Amid the sumptuous culinary offerings, conversations flourished, highlighting stories of challenge, perseverance, and success that defined the graduates’ academic journeys.
The “Living Beyond Degrees” theme of the convocation was not merely a statement but a call to action for both the new graduates and the university at large. It served as a reminder that the knowledge and accolades earned were starting points for future endeavors, with the potential to influence society positively.
As the luncheon drew to a close, there was a mutual acknowledgement of the momentous occasion that the convocation represented. It was a celebration of academic excellence and the beginning of a commitment to live up to the promise that Makerere University’s theme boldly charges to its graduates.