Over 2000 students graduate during KIU’S first virtual ceremony
A total of 2253 students graduated on Saturday from Kampala International University (KIU) in the instituion’s first ever virtual graduation ceremony.
The institution could not hold the traditional graduation ceremony where graduands, friends and family congregate due to restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thus, the 22nd graduation ceremony was held in a virtual mode. Of these, 871 were female while 1,382 were male.
In his address to the grandaunts, the chairman board of trustees, Al Haji Hassan Basajjabalaba, said in the pre-Covid era, many things in the job market had become cast in stone. But much of it is set to change, if not already changed.
“Covid-19 has changed everything in regard to how we live and work. I have learned that many institutions of learning have found it hard to effectively adapt to the new normal. They have had to suspend key governance and operational activities. However, am happy to note that the university council, management and Staff of KIU swiftly adapted to the new virtual reality,” he said.
According to Dr. Mouhammad Mpezamihingo, the intitution’s vice-chancellor 43% (976) of the graduands graduated with Science-based awards, 167 post graduates including 4 PHDs and 27 bachelor holders scooped first class degrees while 57% (1,277) are arts, humanities, business and law graduates.
Congratulation to all graduates.