44 get first class degrees
BY AGATHA MUHAISE
Uganda Christian University (UCU) is sending off 1,589 graduates, during the third part of its 17th graduation.
This time most of these – 900 – are female, including the best student overall, Fiona Nakibuuka, with a remarkable GPA of 4.82 in Bachelor of Community Health.
Theceremonyistaking place at the main campus’s new Recreation Grounds in Mukono. It will cater for students from the Kampala campus, Arua campus and the main campus at Mukono.
Out of the 1,589 graduands, 44 have attained first-class degrees, with Fiona Nakibuuka as top-most.
The Bachelor of Business Administration produced the highest number of first-class degrees with seven students, followed by Bachelor of Business Computing, and Bachelor of Community Health, courses, both both of these tying at five students each.
Other courses that produced first classes include Bachelor of International Business (2), Bachelor of Industrial Fine Art (3), Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication (4), Bachelor of Science in Oil and Gas (2), Bachelor of Library and Information Science (3), Bachelor of Economics and Management(1),Bachelor of Entrepreneurship and Project Planning (3), Bachelor of Development Studies (1), Bachelor of Arts in Education (2), Bachelor of Human Resource Management (1) and Bachelor of Arts in Languages (2).
The pioneer class of the Bachelor in Administrative and Secretarial Studies, a course that kicked off three years ago, also produced a first- class degree graduate.
The number of male graduates stands at 698 while that for the females is at 900. This graduation ceremony will be presided over by Dr Os Guinness, a renowned Christian author and social critic.
Dr Guinness was born in China, where his parents were medical missionaries. He holds a BD (Hons) from the University of London, and a Diploma in Philosophy from Oriel College, Oxford. He is also the great-great- great-grandson of Arthur Guinness, the Dublin brewer.
Os Guinness was a witness to the climax of the Chinese Revolution in 1949, and returned to England in 1951.