Sixty bright but poor students will benefit from the Cavendish University Uganda Scholarship Programme for the year 2020 according to the University Vice Chancellor Dr. Olive Sabitti.
Speaking a ceremony to award the first batch of the scholarship winners, Dr Sabitti said the scholarship programme was introduced in 2017 to help bright students with poor back ground access innovative and research based University education at no cost.
“As part of our corporate social responsibility every year we ensure that we enable bright but unable students get education that is research based at no cost so that they can also contribute towards society transformation. This year we are giving out scholarships to sixty first year students in different disciplines,” she said.
However, Dr Sabitti said this will be done in three phases with the first in January where 21 students including the area LC 1 chairperson got the scholarship while the others will be awarded in the middle of the year.
The scholarship covers 100 per cent tuition and functional fees but not living costs.
To benefit from this scholarship, a student must have obtained not less than 12 points at A ‘level and must have a credit in English and Math at O’ level on top of passing the aptitude test set by the University.
She encouraged all those interested in getting scholarships to keep checking the university website for the opportunities that may arise.
At the same event the University also launched three new programmes for the year 2020 and these include; B.Sc. in Software Engineering, B.Sc. in Economics and Statistics and Master of Project Management.
The University Vice Chancellor Pro. John Mugisha said it is their culture of giving back to society that made them win the best Private University Gold Award at the Consumers’ Choice Awards 2019 because their consumers realized how important they are to the community.
“Giving back to society, research and innovation driven education have always been our driving force, this is the reason our students have always left when they are well equipped to face the market environment,” he said.
Cavendish University will be holding its 9th graduation on Friday 27 March 2020 at the Speke Resort Munyonyo and according to Prof. Mugisha it will be officiated by H.E Benjamin Mkapa the former president of Tanzania who is the University Chancellor.
“We take graduation as the most important event because it enables us connect with all our stake holders including parents and the community whom we cannot interact with on a daily basis. We expect the Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda to be our guest of honour,” he said.