17 December 2012

Uganda: Institute Awards 1,000 Diplomas, Certificates

Nsamizi Training Institute of Social Development has awarded diplomas and certificates to 1,039 students in various disciplines during its 10th graduation ceremony at the campus in Mpigi town on Friday. A total of 633 graduates were female.

Charles Kanyesigye, the institute's principal, said the student's fields of study included social work, development studies, public administration and management as well as juvenile justice.

He said the institute emphasises practical training based on theoretical knowledge so as to empower their students with skills for self-reliance and employability.

"I wish to encourage you to pursue lifelong learning and higher academic achievement. Remain steadfast and focused in your careers," Kanyesigye told the graduates.

Nsamizi is a public institution established under the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act of 2001. It was founded in 1952.

The commissioner in charge of higher education, Abala Mundu, presided over the ceremony.

Mundu, who represented the state minister for higher education, Dr. John Chrysostom Muyingo, praised the institute for promoting sports and advised it to set up an innovation centre so as to improve the quality of research and skills education.

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