By Frank Kamuntu
TheSpy Uganda’s sports analyst and senior reporter Denis Turyahebwa ended the year 2021 in a jubilant mode after scooping a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication at Ndejje University.
The University’s 23rd graduation ceremony was virtually held at the main campus in Luwero district attended by few selected top performers who represented their colleagues physically.
A total of 43 certificate holders, 253 diploma graduates, 1197 bachelor degree holders and 84 from the graduate were passed out.
Turyahebwa didn’t not only qualify for the said degree but was also declared among the best-performing students in the journalism class of 2018-2021.
Turyahebwa a staunch Pan Africanist and member of Pan African Pyramid dedicated the achievement to all his colleagues at TheSpy Uganda and members of the Pan-African Pyramid (PAP), but on a special note to the founding speaker, Andrew Irumba Katusabe, whom he says shaped his path in the journalism profession.
”On a special note, i dedicate my degree to PAP Speaker Mr.Andrew Irumba Katusabe. He inspired me to pursue this degree so as to open the doors for bigger opportunities and always supported me. This wouldn’t have been possible without his guidance…I can’t thank him enough..only God to bless him with all he yearns for,” said a jubilant Turyahebwa.
Like any other morally brought up child, Turyahebwa didn’t forget to thank his parents, sponsors, friends and lecturers who helped him in one way or the other through the entire process of attaining the degree.
”All said…there is one thing i can’t forget..that’s my parents, sponsors, friends, lecturers who have effortlessly done all possible to enable me to reach this level of education…of course without them and my God, i couldn’t make it,” Turyahebwa said adding;
”To my sponsors of the ‘LoveTrust’, I can’t thank you enough and you know how grateful I am to you all. I will make sure to champion the change I want to see.”
Sharing his experience about life at campus and having registered such a huge milestone academically, Denis says it has really been challenging to cope up with the new normal that was brought by the COVID-19 pandemic that saw all students at the University [him inclusive] switching to online lectures.
”It’s been really hard adjusting to online learning. And the pandemic itself has been a new experience in the academic environment but I thank God that I managed to accomplish my studies despite all those hardships,” said Turyahebwa.
Asked about the experience of graduating with only few classmates physically due to COVID-19, Turyahebwa had this to say;
”A graduation is always an event where you say goodbyes to the classmates and friends you have made at the University..but unfortunately, the virtual ceremony didn’t give us that chance.”
Below Is A Pictorial Of Turyahebwa With Colleagues At The Graduation