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Be Tech-Savy-Prof. Jude Lubega

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Nkumba University’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Jude T. Lubega has called upon the graduating class of 2023 to be digitally wake and embrace technology if they are to excel in the 21st century where Artificial Intelligence is influencing everything.

Prof. Jude Lubega said this while addressing Graduands at the Nkumba University’s 22nd Commencement Lecture that was held yesterday at University’s main Campus in Entebbe.

Members of the Board of Trustees, The Chairperson University Council, Dr. Christopher Samuel Mayanja and Members of the University Council, Former Vice Cancellor, Prof. Wilson Muyinda Mande , University Management including the University Secretary, Academic Registrar, Deputy University Secretary, Directors, Deans, and Graduands, were all in attendance.

Directors, lecturers and administrators during the commencement lecture//photo by Joshua Baleete

The commencement Lecture which precedes the Graduation Ceremony was hinged on the theme, “Positioning Oneself for Excellence in the 21st Century.”

Professor Jude Lubega underlined the importance of continuous learning, stressing the value of building a diverse professional network and being tech-savvy in a world where technology continuously reshapes industries.

“This is an era of Technological advancement and you need to keep up with the pace, be tech savy because this can open up so many other doors within your career and also improve your efficiency and competitiveness.” Said Prof. Jude Lubega

Adding that, “keep abreast with what is going on in the world of work, have an open mind to take on new information and keep updating yourself with new skills.”

Graduands Keenly listening to the keynote speaker//photo by Joshua Bileete

At Nkumba University, The tradition of engaging graduates in a commencement lecture started in 2000, making it 22 years in a row yesterday.

During the lecture, the graduating class and continuing students are equipped with some useful tips aligned to the theme, to enable them navigate their way in life-after University.

While dissecting the theme, Key Note speaker, Mr. Leonard T. Mutesasira, the Executive Director- Rapid Advisory said,” Time, Talent, Treasures, Team, and Trustworthiness are key necessities for one excel in the 21st century,”- Mr. Leonard Mutesaasira

Key Note Speaker, Mr. Leonard Mutesaasira delivering his address to Graduands//Photo by Joshua Bileete

Mr. Mutesaasira further noted that Nkumba University training suits the job market,
“It is common knowledge that Nkumba University graduates are some of the most prepared in the job market.” Observed Leonard Mutesaasira

Last year, the Keynote Speaker was Peter Kimbowa who delivered on the theme, “Academic Excellence for Practical Competences in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Continuing students where also present//photo by Joshua Bileete
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Simon Peter Nashonji
Simon Peter Nashonji
Nashonji Simon Peter is a dynamic and multi-faceted team leader, renowned for his exceptional interpersonal skills. Having graduated with a Diploma in Journalism, Nashonji is on the cusp of completing his Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Public Relations at Nkumba University. He picked his niche and started writing with Chimp Reports in 2018. Since then, he has authored and published over 500 articles that cover Business trends, Politics, Health, Sports, and Environment. To master his craft, Nashonji offered to volunteer as an Editor of Nkumba University's News Website in 2022, a position he has held to date. On 1st July 2023, He joined the Editorial team of Ubuntu’ Magazine, a Rotary District 9214 (Uganda and Tazania) Monthly News product. Beyond the realm of academia, Nashonji is deeply involved in the governance of Airforce Senior Secondary School his Alma Mata, where he serves as a member on the Board of Directors. He is currently, the President Airforce S.S.S Alumni Society, President Samia Student's Association of Nkumba University and at the same time President of the Media Challenge Fellowship, 2023 cohort. "Opportunities multiply as they are seized and only dwindle when neglected."


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