Uganda’s Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi has urged the academia especially those that have attained PhDs to use their knowledge to guide government to better the lives of the communities they live among.
Ssekandi who was a chief guest during the 18th Congregation of Uganda Management Institute where over 7000 students were conferred upon Doctorates, Masters Degrees and Post–Graduate Diplomas said the NRM government appreciates the academic prowess of PhD holders and is ready to work with them to actualize their researches.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, the function was presided over by UMI chancellor Geraldine Namirembe Bitamazire under a virtual graduation ceremony linking foreign graduads using video link and zoom.
Only best students from each class and a few invited guests attended the function at the institute. The rest of the students attended their graduation on social platforms, radios and television that relayed it live.
It’s estimated that in total, just about 70 people attended the function physically while observing the ministry of health guidelines most especially social distancing.