The administration of Makerere University, one of Africa’s most prestigious universities, has banned students and parents from bringing mobile phones to the 73rd graduation ceremony which begins today, Monday 13 February, in Freedom Square on Kampala’s main campus.
According to the Chairman of the Ceremonies Commission, Professor Patrick Mangini; Prohibited items on the premises include the following; Cell phones, cameras, camcorders, dangerous weapons (e.g. firearms), chemicals, alcohol, cigarettes, canned food and beverages, bottled beverages, backpacks, lighters, glasses and knives.
A total of 13,221 students are expected to graduate, with only two guests allowed at a time.
According to the official program consulted by this site, graduation with students from the faculties of science and health and the faculty of law will start on Monday.
Tomorrow (Tuesday) students from the faculties of educational sciences, foreign studies, agricultural sciences and environmental sciences will graduate.
While students from the faculties of Economics, Management Sciences, Computer and Information Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosafety graduate on Wednesday.
Local media reported that Makerere University Business School will graduate its students in various disciplines on Thursday and the graduation ceremony will conclude on Friday with students from the faculties of humanities and social sciences, engineering and design, arts and technology.
Organizing the event is scheduled for First Lady Janet Museveni, who is also Minister for Basic Education.