A total of 362 students graduated with diplomas, bachelors, and master’s degrees at Clarke International University in Muyenga, Kampala.
The campus was packed with relatives, friends, continuing students, and well-wishers who turned up to witness their loved ones graduate in various disciplines.
The students were awarded higher education certificates of health sciences, bachelor of medical laboratory sciences, diploma in clinical medicine, diploma in pharmacy, postgraduate diploma in medical education, and diploma in public health.
Others graduated with a bachelor of science in public health, master of health services management, master of public health, bachelor nursing science, bachelor of nursing top up, and bachelor of midwifery top-up.
The 12th graduation ceremony was graced by the former chief executive officer (CEO) of the New Vision Group, Robert Kabushenga, who advised graduates to have a drive, something that pushes them beyond money.
He told graduates that leading, innovation, and transformation are vital if they are to succeed in life.
Kabushenga also called on graduates to keep learning, saying it helps in acquiring more knowledge and skills.
“Dr. Ian Clarke trained as a medical doctor but when he talks about finance he sounds like an accountant when we discuss coffee you think he is an agronomist when you talk about hotel business he sounds like hospitality specialist. So be open to learning all your life, honest, authentic, and comfortable in your skin,” he stressed.
The University vice-chancellor, Prof. Rose Nanyonga Clarke, advised graduates to be resilient and persistent in life. She explained that resilience is the ability to maintain a purpose while adopting the methods.
She said the skills, attitude, and values graduates gained from the university will help them serve the country better.
Bishop Zac Niringiye, the University chancellor said the critical function of leadership is creating culture.
The chancellor observed that mediocrity has become the rule of the game in the country when many graduates aim at pass marks instead of seeking excellence.
Niringiye urged graduates to stop engaging in indiscipline acts and behaviors that are going to ruin their character for the betterment of their future.
About Clarke International University
Clarke International University, formerly International Health Sciences University, is a private non-residential university in Uganda.