Makerere University has postponed its 71st graduation ceremony that was slated to take place in May because it coincides with President Museveni’s swearing-in.
This is the second time the university is postponing the ceremony.
The institution had earlier set March 16th-19th for the graduation, but the university senate decided to postpone it to May 10 -14th because some students’ exam marks were not ready.
However, Vice-Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe says the graduation will not be held on that dates that were earlier communicated because it clashes with that of the swearing-in ceremony of the president adding that the graduation has now been pushed to May 17th.
The University is slated to graduate over 12,000 students but Prof Nawangwe says just a few will physically attend the function due to covid-19 while others will attend virtually.