Thousands to graduate at Kyambogo university today

Wednesday January 14 2015

Kyambogo University students during the

Kyambogo University students during the university’s 10th graduation ceremony. File photo 

By Monitor Reporter

About 7,200 students from Kyambogo University will today be awarded degrees, diplomas, Masters and PhDs from different disciplines.
The graduation ceremony that runs up to Friday will be presided over by the university Chancellor Prof. John Ssebuwufu and a total of 211 students will be awarded 1st class degrees.
The university Spokesperson Lawrence Madete says the number of female students graduating from the university has increased to up to 50.3%.
Madete says this year’s good performance is a reflection of the harmony exhibited at the university during the entire academic year.
This will be followed by Makerere University next where over 10, 000 students will be passed out, joining thousands others in the job market.
World Bank figures show that more than 62 per cent (4.5 million) of 7.2 million of Uganda’s youth are unemployed. Uganda National Household Survey 2012/13 says nearly 60 per cent of Ugandans are below the age of 18. This means 20.4 million more youth will soon join the jobless club.
Out of the 40, 000 students estimated to graduate every year, the government only creates jobs for about 10,000 annually. The rest have to try out their luck in the private sector and those who can’t be absorbed join the thousands of others on the streets.