Cavendish University Graduates 709 Students with Notable Figures Chameleon and Hon. Owino

Friday, August 11, 2023

Kampala, Uganda | The Black Examiner¬† – Cavendish University Uganda marked a significant milestone as it celebrated the graduation of 709 students, including renowned musician Joseph Mayanja, popularly known as Chameleon, and Kenyan Member of Parliament Hon. John Walter Owino from the Awendo constituency. The 12th graduation ceremony took place under the theme “Strengthening Academia/Industry Partnerships for Increasing Graduate Employability and Entrepreneurship.”

The event, held at Speke Resort Hotel in Kampala, was honored by the presence of HE. Jonathan Goodluck, former President of Nigeria and current University Chancellor. The Minister in charge of Science, Technology and Innovation, Hon. Monica Musenero, also graced the occasion.

Chameleon was conferred with a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy, while Hon. John Walter Owino, who had previously graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in International Relations in 2021, obtained a Master’s Degree of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy.

During her address, Hon. Monica Musenero urged the graduates to embody integrity and seize global opportunities. She encouraged them to emulate the culture of innovation cultivated at Cavendish University and transform challenges into prospects, as innovation stands as the driving force behind progress.

Commending the institution, Jonathan Goodluck emphasized the necessity for graduates to leverage their acquired knowledge, skills, and competencies in their pursuits. Whether seeking employment or venturing into self-employment, graduates must adapt to the evolving job market. Goodluck stressed the importance of a strong partnership between academia and industry.

He highlighted how such collaborations create a dynamic ecosystem that bridges theoretical concepts with practical applications. This cooperation enables the co-creation of educational programs aligned with market demands. Initiatives such as internships, cooperative education, and collaborative research efforts empower students to grasp real-world challenges and comprehend industry dynamics, thereby enhancing their employability.

The symbiotic relationship between academia and industry also offers a platform for industry professionals to guide, mentor, and share insights with students. By tapping into this vast pool of expertise, graduates are better equipped to navigate the ever-changing landscape and make meaningful contributions



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