With less than two weeks left ahead of UMCAT graduation, Uganda’s leading private Journalism Institution is in the climaxing stages of the preparation for the 11th Graduation slated to take place on Friday 25th August.
According to the Director Mr. Ogwel Charles reveals that the event that will be held at the institutional gardens in Nakulabye – Bukesa, where over 400 students are to receive postgraduate diplomas, ordinary diplomas and certificates in various disciplines.
The ceremony will start at exactly 09:00 am and likely to be conferred upon by Gen. Salim Saleh a senior presidential advisor who is the Guest of honour and will be running under the theme Championing journalism training, multimedia and ethics in a digital era.
However on a special the Director Mr. Ogwel Charles urged government to reduce on the taxes levied on the media training equipments to enable media Institutes catch up with the dynamic technology in training of the students.
Ogwal revealed that this year’s graduation is unique since the institute will be marking 20 years in the business, celebrating the acquisition of their own permanent home and having the most females graduating against males. Out of the 400 students awaiting graduation 293 are females.
Ogwal further revealed that soon UMCAT will start awarding degrees in a space of at least three years since almost all necessary steps have been taken