10 December 2012

Uganda: Over 90 Students Graduate in Gulu

A total of 94 students, including 15 from South Sudan, graduated with diplomas and certificates from the East African Institute for Management Science, Gulu campus on Friday.

The institute's seventh graduation ceremony took place at Tarks Centre in Gulu town.

Geoffrey Otim, the institute's academic registrar, said 53 students graduated with certificates, while 41 were awarded diplomas.

The best four students in certificate and diploma courses were awarded cash and other prizes.

A senior official in charge of higher education in the education ministry, Nellie Florence Okullu, presided over the ceremony.

She commended parents and guardians for paying fees for their children and hailed the graduands for their hard work and achieving their dreams.

The district education officer, Rev. Vincent Ocen Ocheng, asked the management of the institute to provide hostels for students who come from other districts and South Sudan.

The principal of the institute, Abel Kyanira Apuuli, said they started the institute in 2009 with only five students, but it now has over 200 students.

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