As the World grapples with the unexpected COVID19 crisis, leaving many vulnerable to the insurmountable threat posed by the Coronavirus, Cavendish University Uganda staying true to its Student Centric values and in the interest of promoting Public Health, on Thursday celebrated the class of 2020 with a Scientific and Virtual Graduation Ceremony at Speke Resort Munyonyo.
A total of 809 students graduated and were awarded diplomas and degrees at the University’s 9th Graduation ceremony which was graced by the Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga and former Tanzania’s President Benjamin Mkapa, the University’s current Chancellor.
Because of the health guidelines provided by the government, public gatherings are prohibited but many are adopted what President Yoweri Museveni described as ‘scientific’ gathering – of fewer people and observing social distancing.
Speke Resort Munyonyo recently readjusted its conference facilities to meet the social distancing requirement in order to allow meetings such as Cavendish University graduation to take place. The ceremony was the first-ever virtual and ‘Scientific’ graduation ceremony in East Africa.
Graduands who managed to make it to Speke Resort Munyonyo maintained social distance from each other while others followed the proceeding on internet video conferencing platforms. “This is virtual graduation, you stay home, connect to ZOOM, and when you hear and see your name being read. You have graduated,” the University told graduating students.