Govt lauds Aga Khan varsity as 70 graduate

Monday February 13 2017

Recognised. State minister for Health Sarah

Recognised. State minister for Health Sarah Opendi (2nd Right) hands over a certificate to Ms Grace Linda Alanyo, who scored the highest mark in Nursing, as Aga Khan University president Firoz Rasul (Right) and Prof Sharon Brownie, the Dean of Students of Nursing and Midwifery look on during the 2017 convocation ceremony of the university at the Kampala Serena Hotel last Saturday. PHOTO BY RACHEL MABALA 



The State Minister for Health, Ms Sarah Opendi, has lauded the Aga Khan Development Network for bringing a new perspective and approach to improving Uganda’s education and nursing systems.

While speaking at the Aga Khan University (AKU) convocation ceremony at Kampala Serena Hotel last Saturday, Ms Opendi noted that the university was making a great contribution to the nursing profession, which she described as the “life blood” of Uganda’s health systems.

“The university has led recent efforts to harmonise nursing and education, practice and legislation across East African Community Member states. This effort has the potential to have a major positive impact on nursing and midwifery in the region,” Ms Opendi said.

At the 13th convocation, a total of 70 students were awarded with Bachelor degrees and diplomas in Nursing, and Masters of Education.

Tackle challenges
Mr Firoz Rasul, the AKU president, encouraged the graduates to remember how their education has equipped them with the skills to tackle challenges around them.


“With the skills you have developed at AKU, you can help to bring about the world we all want to see, in which suffering and injustice have been consigned to history,” Mr Rasul said.