Makerere University, Uganda’s oldest public institution, has rescheduled its 74th graduation ceremony, with an anticipated 13,000 students set to graduate.
In a statement released on Monday, Prof Mukadasi Buyinza, the academic registrar, disclosed that the graduation ceremony will now take place between January 22 and January 26 next year.
Initially, the ceremony was slated for January 8 to January 12, 2024. However, adjustments became necessary due to the expected Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit, aiming to prevent scheduling conflicts.
This marks a notable shift for Makerere University, as it is the first time the institution will conduct its graduation in January.
The alteration stems from the disruptions caused by the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, which had a profound impact on the academic calendar. The university formerly conducted its graduation ceremony in August.
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