Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda on Thursday was the guest of honor at the inaugural graduation ceremony for King Caesar University, formally known as St. Augustine International University.
Rugunda represented President Yoweri Museveni at the event at the University campus in Mbuga, Kampala.
In his remarks Hon Rugunda saluted King Ceasor University for the contribution it has made in Uganda’s education sector.
“Today is a very great landmark for the graduands as they transition to being financially and socially independent,” Hon Rugunda said.
He further noted that the government of Uganda under the NRM government has and is putting emphasis in building human capital and will continue to partner and support the private sector that are doing a great job in ensuring that this strategy becomes a success.
“NRM has over the years made strategic initiatives in developing human capital through the four components of health, community development, sports education and training. We thank King Caesar University for its effort in achieving this strategy,” he said.
Students graduated with Bachelors in Medicine and Surgery, Law, oil and gas among other courses.
Formed in 2011, King Caesar University is an a private owned international university that offers practical courses that not only empower students to compete for jobs locally and international but also become job creators.
Augustine Caesar Mulenga, the proprietor of the University while delivering his remarks thanked the President of Uganda and the First Lady who is also the Minister for sports and education for the support they have rendered to the University.
“They have allowed us to change the name of the University from St. Augustine International to King Ceasor University. They have also allowed me to establish a branch of this university in my home area, Kisoro and provided us with land. We have the letter here. We are very grateful,” he said
He further noted that the University is a social business that seeks to empower all people, rich and poor through education.
“We are making money but we are also offering scholarships to learners from vulnerable backgrounds and those from well to do families that are academically exceptionally. They say if you are fortunate, you should share your good luck with the society and that is what we are doing exactly,” he said.
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof Gabriel Mzumbara said this was the beginning of the many more graduations where the University will continue to graduate students in all courses that are marketable on the national and international market.