More than 700 students from Kabalega College in Masindi district yesterday received certificates and diplomas in primary and secondary education from Kyambogo University.
Edward Nkumire the principal Kabalega college, said that this was the biggest number of grandaunts since the institution turned private fifteen years ago. Out of the 785 grandaunts, 303 were females which translate into 38.6%.
Kabalega College was formally called National Teachers College (NTC) but when government withdrew its funding in early 2000s the institution reverted to the founding body which the Masindi Kitara Diocese under the Church of Uganda.
Nkukumire said that fifteen years back the institution started with 15 students but its population has now grown to over 1000 students something he said is a great achievement.
He called upon the grandaunts to always respect people in authority and to be innovative in whatever they are doing.
Speaking during the same function, the Vice Chancellor, Kyambogo university, Professor Eli Katuguka Rwakashaya, noted that the partnership between Kabalega college and Kyambogo University has contributed a lot towards the growth of the university.
He also advised the grandaunts not be satisfied with the transcripts they attained but to continue aiming higher in their life.
Officiating as a chief guest, Richard Okello the Uganda’s ambassador to South Sudan hailed the government of Uganda for introducing the liberalization policy saying that it has helped individual access higher institutions when they want to upgrade. He also said this has helped many Ugandans to get jobs.
He also warned the grandaunts not focus at only getting jobs in government but also try the private sector and also start up their own jobs.