ULK/GISENYI CAMPUS CELEBRATES ITS 12TH GRADUATION CEREMONY
On the 28th day of March the year 2018, people from different walks of life were rejuvenated to make to Kigali Independent University ULK/Gisenyi Campus to witness its 12th graduation ceremony for undergraduate programme and the 2nd graduation ceremony for post-graduate programme. As a matter of fact, around 300 graduands altogether were crowned with their degrees on the occasion.
The ceremony was officially opened by ULK’s Chancellor, Prof. Dr KALISA MBANDA. In his opening rermarks, he enthusiatically welcomed the gathering and thanked each and everyone for having spared part of their time to come over and witness the ceremony.
Speaking on the occasion, the Vice Chancellor, Dr SEKIBIBI Ezekiel recalled some of the great achievements that Kigali Independent University ULK has so far made.
“Kigali Independent University ULK has graduated thousands and thousands of people. And good enough, many of them are now in the work force, hence contributing to developing our nation. That gives us pride and joy (….)”, he was quoted saying.
In his remarks, the Founder and President of Kigali Independent University ULK, Prof.Dr RWIGAMBA BALINDA thanked all the people in attendance. He specially thanked those who had come from the neighbouring country, the DRC. Briefing the graduands, the Founder and President of ULK revealed to them the secets behind being successful.
He said, “It’s no wonder you’re all overjoyed to have completed your university studies. Anyway, you shouldn’t fold your arms and wait for prospective employers to hire you. You leave ULK being equiped with enough skills and knowledge which will enable you to be self-employed by creating your own jobs. Some of the hints that will make you sucessful incude; risk-taking, hard work, ethical values, etc. (…)”
Speaking on behalf of her fellow graduates, Mrs. INGABIRE Ines, graduate from MDS said that the degrees they had been crowned with that today will serve the platform they will use to launch themselves into their futures. She pledged that they will be good ambassadors of ULK, by excelling in everything theye do, striving for excellence in every task, large or small.
….We promise to make use of the knowledge, skills and ethical values we acquired from KIGALI Independent University ULK and look beyond what we have studied, try new things and notice the opportunities and make a difference by getting involved in our community.