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KIU move closer towards gender parity as over 1,800 graduate


The Kampala International University has continued with its journey of moving towards gender parity, after 868 (46.6%) female candidates’ graduated alongside 994 (53.4%) of their male counterparts at their 28th graduation ceremony.
This shows a one percent increment from the 27th graduation where the male graduates made 55 percent out of the total 2, 530 candidates compared to 45 % of the female.
Of the 1,862 graduates who attained their awards on Saturday November 25 at the institution’s Ggaba branch, 50.9% undertook science related programmes while the rest studied art related.

This shows that science surpassed arts since the former had 1090 graduates compared to the latter’s 1440 in the June graduation.

The University Vice Chancellor, Prof Muhammad Mpezamihigo, while speaking at the ceremony chest-thumped and informed the Guest of Honor who was the Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Dr Monica Musenero that KIU was taking her route of ensuring that science is prioritized to promote development.

The University Vice Chancellor Prof Muhammad Mpezamihigo speaking at the 28th graduation at the main campus.

In terms of campus contributions, the main campus this time flawed its western counterparts after producing 937 (50.3%) graduates compared to the latter’s 925 (49.7%). In the previous graduation, the western campus produced 1370 graduates (54%) compared to the main’s 1160 (46%).

Some of the PHD graduates..

Prof Mpezamihigo said that total of 224 students graduated with higher degrees, that is, PhD Programmes, Master Programmes and Postgraduate Diploma Programmes on Saturday.

A total 17 students graduated with First Class degree and the University management awarded them fully sponsored Scholarships to enable them pursue Masters’ programmes of their interest.

He urged the government to reinstate the higher education loan scheme to enable academically capable students are missing the opportunity of attending higher education levels due to financial challenges.

The Minister of Science Technology and Innovation officiatied the ceremony.

Dr Musenero pledged to discuss the call for reinstating the loan scheme with the ministers at the education ministry and other relevant authorities


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