Prof. Nixon Kamukama, Shares Insights for the Upcoming 30th Graduation Ceremony in an Exclusive Interview

As the anticipation builds for the 30th graduation ceremony at Mbarara University of Science and Technology, the preparations are in full swing to ensure a seamless and memorable event. Professor Nixon Kamukama, the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic affairs, sheds light on the university’s unique approach and readiness for the grand occasion.

Professor Nixon, could you please introduce yourself and tell us about the University’s distinctive features?

Certainly. I’m Nixon Kamakama, overseeing academic affairs at Mbarara University of Science and Technology. Our university stands out due to its emphasis on community-based training and a focus on quality over quantity. We prioritize hands-on experience through internships and practical projects, ensuring our students are well-equipped to tackle real-world challenges.

What sets apart this year’s graduation ceremony from previous ones?

Unlike previous years marked by challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s ceremony is meticulously planned and poised to attract significant attention. With fewer disruptions and enhanced organization, we anticipate a vibrant celebration welcoming over 1,480 graduates across various disciplines.

How has the university prepared students for the job market?

Our commitment to comprehensive training ensures our graduates enter the job market with confidence, we prioritize hands-on learning. For-example, the medical students gain practical experience in hospitals, the agricultural students are exposed to community farms to experience the real agriculture. With such community and industry exposure, our graduates are well-prepared for diverse career paths after graduation.

Could you share a message for viewers and parents of graduating students?

To our viewers and invited guests, we urge your support and punctuality to make the ceremony a success. Parents, we appreciate your trust in us and encourage continued support for your children as they embark on their professional journeys. Graduates, embrace every opportunity, including volunteering, as it can open doors to future employment.

In conclusion, Mbarara University of Science and Technology’s upcoming graduation ceremony promises to be a testament to academic excellence and student preparedness for the challenges of tomorrow. With Professor Kamukama’s leadership, the university continues to inspire and empower the next generation of professionals.