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EALA Public Hearings on Burundi Conclude in Arusha

A total of 6, order pharmacy http://deborahmillercounselor.com/wp-includes/author-template.php 660 students are this year graduating from Kyambogo University during its 12th graduation ceremony since its establishment in 2003, according to the Vice Chancellor Prof. Elly Katunguka. Of these, 3,644 are males while 2,916 are females.

The 3-day ceremony which commenced on Wednesday at the campus situated at the Kyambogo hill saw students from the faculties of Business, Education among others receive their Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates.

While officiating at the conferment of awards, the Chancellor Prof. John Ssebuwufu urged graduates to transform the skills acquired to propel Uganda to a new level of development.

“Kyambogo University has equipped you with skills that are on high demand in the work market, therefore it’s critical that you put them to use,” the Chancellor told an excited gathering of fresh graduates.

He further urged them to desist from wasting their lives in acts of ‘smoking weed’ and ‘indecent dressing’ which are perceived as fashionable.

“I also advise you to be patient in pursuit of riches. You won’t become rich and attain all the posh cars in an overnight.”

Meanwhile, over 1,000 students are set to miss the graduation as a result of retakes and issues related to missing marks.

The Vice Chancellor stated that 134 students will be awarded First Class Degrees in different disciplines.
He noted that the university’s enrollment has continued to rise over the years with 13,000 students being admitted last year.

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The last 2 years have seen several programs reviewed and at least 29 new programs developed which are due for accreditation.

“There’s however still a challenge of inadequate human resources. Much as the academic staff has almost doubled from 340 to 620, this is still below the required 1,680 staff to handle 2,500 students,” he said.

Kyambogo is looking to increase the annual student intake to 50,000 in the next 2-3 years. Funds have been secured from government to build new infrastructure this year.
The EALA Committee on Regional Affairs concluded the Public Hearing Workshop on the deteriorating Human Rights and humanitarian situation in Burundi on Monday.

According to Hon Abdullah Mwinyi, mind http://cprescue.com/wp-content/plugins/events-manager/templates/tables/events.php Chairperson, salve http://clearlakefestival.ca/wp-includes/class-phpmailer.php Regional Affairs and Conflict Resolution Committee,EALA, the Committee listened to contributions from the delegation of Government of Burundi and other representatives.

The Committee on Regional Affairs and Conflict Resolution then sought clarifications and interventions from the presenters.

It will be recalled that the Committee held the first Public Hearing Workshop on January 14th,-15th, 2016 in order to establish the facts contained in a petition submitted to the EALA Speaker in November 2015 by the Pan-African Lawyers Union (PALU) – principal petitioner and the East Africa Civil Society Organisations’ Forum (EACSOF), Atrocities Watch Africa, Centre for Citizens’ Participation on the African Union, East Africa Law Society (EALS) and the Kituo Cha Katiba (KcK) on the subject matter.

On Day one of the Public Hearing Workshop, the petition was received from the six petitioners and presentation made on behalf of the petitioners by the CEO of PALU, Mr. Don Deya.

The workshop according to Mwinyi listened to the contributions from other invited stakeholders comprising of the representatives of Civil Society Organisation from Burundi and the  opposition parties in Burundi.

The Committee shall now finalise the report and make recommendations to the Assembly on the issues obtaining at this Plenary Sitting which commenced on January 24th, 2016 and runs through to February 5th, 2016.

Upon debate and approval by the House, the Report is expected to be forwarded to the EAC Council of Ministers for further action.

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