Take risks in order to become extraordinary, Ndejje University graduands advised
The Keynote speaker, Mr Kahiika Mohammed, Pricipal Vienna College Namugongo called upon graduands to trust in God.” He knew what you would become long before you were born and gave you the wisdom to take what he planned for you or choose the wrong path."
The 10th Ndejje University Commencement Lecture took place at the MTN Arena, Lugogo under the theme "Entrepreneurship and Creativity: Breaking Professional Boundaries and Limitations,” ahead of the 24th graduation ceremony to be held at the main campus in Luweero. The Keynote speaker, Mr Kahiika Mohammed, Pricipal Vienna College Namugongo called upon graduands to trust in God.” He knew what you would become long before you were born and gave you the wisdom to take what he planned for you or choose the wrong path."
He added that, "resist peer pressure, drawing comparison and the need to succumb to family/society expectations i.e. the get rich quick scheme." "The end should never justify the means instead take the long painful road to success and leave a longer eternal legacy." Mr. Kihiika added that Manage your expectations. “As you think 'this big' measure the steps that will take you to the top. Any upward movements might cause catastrophic falls." — Mohammed Kakiika added,
"Choose your career based on your goals/aspirations, not the courses you studied. The University imparted knowledge so it is your duty to translate this into skills. Employers are looking for skills, not transcripts."
"Graduands you are at crossroads. Reflect on which way to take. Remember that the decisions you make now will determine your immediate well-being and the future.” He also advised them to take risks because an ordinary person can never do extraordinary things.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Vice Chancellor Ndejje University Dr. Frederick Kakembo advised the graduands to be dependable. "You have to be dependable, however brilliant you are. If you are not dependable you are wasting your time. You will be dropped off as soon as you are employed. I am talking as a teacher, and as an entrepreneur."
The Ndejje University Alumni Representative Mr Mugisha William said; “We need to share with graduates the connection between experimental education methods like project-based learning and graduate employability."
"To manage finances, you need to know the principles. Financial literacy is the understanding of these principles." — Gorreti Serunkuma, Stanbic Bank Uganda
Meanwhile, Mary N. Mutyaba Wanda (PhD), the Academic Registrar revealed that this year is a special year because Ndejje University is having the first cohort of PhDs.
Also, Gorreti Serunkuma from Stanbic Bank, a partner organisation, talked to the prospective graduands and advised them to have a culture of saving in order to secure their future.
The following 1st class students were awarded with certificates:
Miss Namugwambe Stella Margaret who scored a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.78 was awarded as the best overall student while Sebayiga Peter was the best male student after attaining a CGPA of 4.67.
Those awarded with distinctions include; Ms. Namatovu Shanittah, Mutyagobya John Felix, Musiimenta Brian, Tushemyerire Gloria. Others awarded include: Sister Ms. Nabasumba Maxensia, Namanya Maureen, Christopher Burigyeye, Cherotich Slyvia, Opendi Charles, Nakinga William, Sanyu Abdul Jamil, Nanfuka Faridah, Mukelezi Damalie, Aben Jacquline, Rwakoji Fred Soma, Gumuyinze Brian, Kisekka Ivan William, Asingire Grace Stecia, Twaise Fredrick, Bainomugisha Vian, Alegun George William, Sengendo Richard, Otim Johnstone, Sserungogi Ivan, Mbabali Frank, Halinda Ventino, Oyo Simon Peter, Nsiimbe Justin, Mbaziira Solomon, Namuli Aisha, Ssenabulya Frank and Birabwa Mary.
All graduands were advised to pick their certificates before the graduation ceremony slated for 14th October 2022.