By Kitts D.Mabonga
MBALE: A total of over 363 students from Uganda Christian University (UCU) Mbale campus last Friday emerged victorious after successfully completing their education career at this top higher education facility with a call on them to aim high for a bright future.
The RDC Mbale Ogajo Barasa who stood in for the state minister of trade Hon. Michael WerikheGafabusa as chief guest congratulated the congregation upon this landmark achievement saying they should aim higher and ensure their study adds value to the general development of the country.
“As you leave this great University for field work undertakings,remember that your country expects you to serve the people with pride and ensure your contribution is felt by society “ noted Werikhe.
The vice chancellor Rev.Canon Dr. John Senyonyi said the University should be supported by all stakeholders in ensuring that its steady growth is enhanced and that more students should join it because it was voted as single best Private University in the country and number two to the government’s biggest and oldest University Makerere.
“ We challenge all stakeholders to join us in ensuring that this great University is given the necessary mileage to continue growing from strength to strength and be able to wholeheartedly serve the population of this country “ observed Dr. Senyonyi.
He congratulated the incoming new Mbale college Principal Mrs. Mary N.G Manana for accepting to steer this University college to greater horizons saying the church would do it’s best to offer both technical and financial support to enable her achieve her set goals.
The congregation was urged to pray for the outgoing chancellor of the University and head of the Anglican church of Uganda his grace Dr. Stanley Ntagali who would soon be quitting office into retirement saying may almighty God bless and appreciate all the great works he did for steering this traditional church to greater heights.
Manana on her part thanked the college council for entrusting her with this challenging mandate of building a strong human resource envelope of the country saying working together with all staff, with God offering guidance, they are ready to undertake this noble task.
“Am humbled by this appointment and do pledge to work with all stake holders to ensure that we uphold the governing principals of this great facility and do our mandate as prescribed by the rules of the University “ noted Manana who helped start the College alongside former Mbale Bishop Samwiri Wabulakha twenty years ago.