"Today, AKU makes programmes of international quality accessible to meritorious students from all socio-economic groups," said President Firoz Rasul in his graduation address. "These programmes develop leadership capacity, engage communities to help them solve their own problems and add value through applying international best practices. In Uganda, we have the Advanced Nursing Studies programme that works to enhance the capabilities of working nurses to improve their knowledge and leadership skills."
The University awarded degrees to 47 students during the annual ceremony held at Aga Khan School, Kampala. Twenty-five students earned a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing and 22 others received the Diploma in General Nursing from the Advanced Nursing Studies Programme.
The graduates represent a significant addition to the number of highly qualified nursing professionals in Uganda, where nurses provide the vast majority of health services.
Prof Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, Governor, Bank of Uganda, was the chief guest.