By Andrew Irumba
KAMPALA: Over 50 students have on Friday 7th September graduated with degrees and diplomas from different disciplines at the prestigious tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia’s Jinja road based Victoria University.
While awarding the honours to the students, Executive Chairman Cipla Uganda, Emmanuel Katongole, urged the graduands to apply the skills acquired from class to become influential entrepreneurs in the world saying this will reduce on the rate of unemployment.
“Entrepreneurship is the way to go if the unemployment rate that bites is to reduce. Applying your skills to impact society will make you stand out,” he said.
By 8a.m, all graduands of different disciplines had made their way to Kabira Country Club anxiously waiting to receive their well-deserved honours.
Mr.Rajiv Ruparelia, son to tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia and Chairman of the University, led the colourful procession to the venue, accompanied by the chief guest Mr.Emmanuel Katongole.
The function started in earnest and the first to give his speech was the Vice-chancellor of the university, Dr. Krishna N. Sharma.
Sharma revealed that the university had given both International and local students an opportunity to transform the economies of their respective countries.
He added that the university will strive to transform Uganda by investing more in research to enable the students and the lecturers match world-class outputs.
On entrepreneurship, the Vice-Chancellor said the skills acquired from the university would empower students and harness the economic potential of Uganda and Africa.
The graduands sounded confident that the training and skills attained from the courses will enable them to become innovative and job creators than job seekers.
This was the third graduation ceremony the university is holding since inception in 2011 with only 100 students.
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