Makerere University Releases More Guidelines For the 71st Graduation Ceremony

Makerere University has gone ahead to release more guidelines that will be followed during next week’s 71st graduation ceremony.

The ceremony that was supposed to take place in March was pushed to May and later rescheduled to a new date in order not to coincide with the president’s swearing in ceremony that happened this week.

The university had earlier on communicated that the ceremony would be virtual and only a few selected groups will be able to access the Freedom square.

The ceremony that is expected to run for five days from Monday 17th to Friday 21st will be blended in nature. It will only be physically attended by a few university officials, PhD and Masters graduands plus the first class undergraduates.

The rest of the graduands plus their parents and guardians will access the event virtually. This will be via the official and verified social media pages (Facebook) and other channels such as YouTube and televisions.

This was done by the university to observe the SOP’s of the Ministry of Health in the fight against covid 19 according to the academic registrar, Alfred Masikye Namoah.

“Please note that all graduands’ names will be read out during the live television coverage and live streaming on social media platforms. The students who take an oath from the College of Health Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Bi-Security shall take the oath online,” partly read Masikye’s statement.

More of the guidelines are included in the statements below.


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