Over 100 students hailing from Rwanda are likely to miss their graduation day at Kampala University this March 7th, 2019 due to the border dispute.
The students are among the 3352 students from Kampala University set to graduate with certificates, diplomas bachelors and masters degrees this month.
Out of total graduating figure, 2017 are male making up 60.17% while 1335 are female representing 39.83%.
The graduands come not just from Uganda but the East African Community. 1820 are Ugandans representing 54.34%, 311 are Somalis representing 9.27%, 207 are kenyans representing 6.17%. Another 187 are Rwandans representing 4.13%, 457 students are from South Sudans and 24 are from Burundi representing 0.72%. There 11 are Ethiopians representing 0.33%, 4 are Congolese representing 0.12% Finally this year will see 2 Liberian students graduate representing 0.06% 1 Djiboutian representing 0.03%.
The students are graduating in the disciplines of technology, the arts, social science, education, industrial arts, design and natural sciences.
However there fears that due to the closure of the Rwanda border, many of the students not in Uganda at the moment may miss their big day.
The event will be presided over by Chancellor Hon. Mondo Kagonyera and Her Highness Queen Consort Slyvia Naginda Luswata, the Nabagereka of Buganda.
Kampala University was opened in 1999. The university’s Vice Chancellor is Professor Badru Dungu Kateregga.