It was a day of dreams and hopes as school students from Mayuge district attended the third day of Makereres 67th graduation ceremony. Makerere University invited the students from Sarah Ntiro High School, Rena College and St. Henrys High school Mayuge for the graduation ceremony as a way of inspiring them. Sarah Ntiro High School was named after Dr. Sarah Ntiro Nyendwoha, the first woman university graduate in East and Central Africa.
The visiting students watched as 4,159 students of Makerere University Business School (MUBS) graduated. Of these, 97 graduated with first class degrees while 11 got PhDs.
URN engaged some of the visitors who said it was their first time to be at Makerere and that they would use it as an opportunity to read hard to join the university in future.
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Makerere University invited the students under the Mayuge Child Development from Sarah Ntiro High School, Rena College and St. Henry's High school Mayuge for the graduation ceremony as a way of inspiring them.
Sarah Ntiro High School was named after Dr. Sarah Ntiro Nyendwoha, the first woman university graduate in East and Central Africa. She graduated in 1954 with a Bachelors in History from Oxford University after going through Makerere University College.
Anthony Lukongo, a social worker who brought the students told URN that because of lack of exposure, some children end up performing poorly. He told URN that they brought students to get an inspiration especially by looking at, and interacting with, the graduands.
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Mayuge district is among the five most populated districts in Uganda with a population of 412,600 people. It is ranked the 3rd poorest district in Uganda.
Most girls in Mayuge town give birth at an early age due to among others the high Muslim population in the area, who allow girls to marry at a very young age, according to Lukongo.
At the ceremony, Sarah Namboozo, the overall best student at Makerere University was presented with a plaque in recognition of her outstanding academic performance. She also received one million Shillings from the Makerere University Convocation, an alumnus body of former students of Makerere.
Nambozo got a first class degree in a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Programme.