Gulu University has postponed their 16th graduation ceremony that was scheduled for this Saturday amid rising cases of Covid-19 in the country.
According to Dr. Jerry Bagaya, the university’s Academic Registrar, the decision to postpone the virtual graduation was taken during the special meeting held by the university senate on 14th June, 2021.
“This was necessitated by safety restrictions with Covid-19. We regret any inconvenience caused by this situation, which is beyond our control”- read in part statement by Bagaya.
The university says they will announce new dates of graduation as soon as the situation gets back to normal.
The development comes a week after the university appealed to government to support them with more test-kits.
By Thursday last week, the university said they were remaining with only 1,200 kits and that of the 561 tested ,100 had turned positive.
Covid-19 cases in the country continue to surge. According Ministry of Health’s results of Covid-19 tests done on 15th June, 2021, Uganda recorded 1,584 new cases and 34 new deaths.
President Yoweri Museveni will address the nation tonight where he is expected to announce more stringent measures to curb the spread of the Coronavirus that has so far claimed lives of 542 Ugandans.