The Aga Khan University held its 16th Convocation ceremony in Uganda on Saturday, February 9, 2019 where 94 students were awarded degrees and diplomas in various disciplines. Uganda’s State Minister for Higher Education, Dr John Muyingo attended as the chief guest of the ceremony
A total of 31 graduates were awarded diplomas in nursing, while another 31 were conferred Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees. A further 12 graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Midwifery and 20 were awarded a Master of Education degree.
Dr John Muyingo applauded AKU for its quality education.
“AKU has always produced quality students. I have all the confidence that these graduates will be quality leaders in the country. I urge each of you to exercise the value of service above self in your respective professions,” he said.
“We as the government of Uganda appreciate the continuous support from the Aga Khan University to provide quality healthcare as well,” Hon. Muyingo said, “the hospital will be an important resource in this country that will position Uganda as a destination for medical tourism in the region.”
Academic awards were presented to the best students: Alexandria Nalwanga, a Bachelor of Nursing graduate was the top student achieving a GPA of 4.95; Titin Hellen, a Bachelor of Midwifery graduate had a GPA of 4.78 and Bukwira Hannat, a Diploma in General Nursing had a GPA of 4.78.