BY ELIJAH TWINOMUHWEZI
A total of 136 students graduated at Bishop Barham University College (BBUC) on Friday 16 March.
The seventh part of the 18th Graduation of Uganda Christian University saw 89 males and 47 females awarded certificates, diplomas and degrees in various disciplines at a function presided over by the Vice Chancellor, Dr John Senyonyi.
In his remarks, Dr Senyonyi told the graduands to carry the UCU banner and be agents of change in society.
“I appeal to you as you join the large number of UCU graduates out there, please be great agents of change in your societies” he said
He stressed that the government needed to reduce the taxation on private universities so that they can easily develop and expand.
The BBUC Principal. Dr Medard Rugyendo called upon graduates to peg their entire life style on Christ’s example. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight,” he said quoting Proverbs 3:5-6.
Andrew Baryayanga, the Kabale Municipality Member of Parliament who also was the guest of honour, thanked BBUC for the good work they were doing in shaping students.
He advised the graduates to go to the world with a willingness to take risks that can easily see them through to the greater heights.
“I encourage you to stay firm and never give up, be persistent and take risks to start whatever you can,” Baryayanga said.
Innocent Maniragaba, Ronald Atwijukire, Clet Ahaisibwe, Stellah Arineitwe, Mercy Orikiriza, Denis Masiisi Asiimwe, Justus Rubangira, and Winniefred Kyomuhendo all students of Bachelor of Education scooped first-class degrees.