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Kigali Independent University ULK celebrates its 12th Graduation with more than 2100 graduates.

Today, December 11, 2015 Kigali Independent University ULK marks its 12th graduation ceremony whereby it issued 1788 degrees undergraduate students and 336 master’s students who graduated in various programmes.

Prof. Dr KALISA MBANDA, Chancellor of ULK Officially opening the graduation ceremony

In his speech, Chancellor of ULK Prof. Dr. Kalisa Mbanda who officially opened the graduation ceremony, said that this graduation ceremony is a result of mutual efforts made by both students and the university throughout a long journey.

He added that the fact that ULK opened 8 master’s programmes has come in handy to help in terms of cost effectiveness and quality education both individuals who pursue their studies abroad and institutions who sent their staff as well. He added

He requested graduates to be good ambassadors wherever they will be and not to forget the meaning of the degrees they were given by ULK.

Dr SEKIBIBI Ezechiel, Vice Chancellor of ULK addressing the audience

Dr. Ezechiel Sekibibi, Vice Chancellor of ULK congratulated both undergraduate and master’s graduates on their achievement. He expressed his vote of thanks to all people present and God Almighty who made all things possible. He reminded graduates that studying at ULK is to make the right choice. “According to a survey conducted, ULK graduates hold decision making positions and many others started their own businesses.” He added

Prof. Dr RWIGAMBA Balinda giving advices to graduates

On this occasion, Prof. Dr. Rwigamba Balinda, Founder and President of Kigali Independent University ULK addressed graduates at both levels. Firstly, he thanked God, the Top Manager of the Institution, for His guidance and strength.

He also expressed his vote of thanks to the President of the Republic of Rwanda for his good governance. He thanked graduates and laureates for their efforts that enabled them to complete their studies successfully. He gave them two pieces of advice.

The first one is to abide by ethical values and to be job creators. Those ethical values include having faith in God, knowing one’s mission on earth, living ethical values and having positive thoughts.

Graduates and laureates were very excited and said that skills and values they learnt at ULK will help them the rest of their life.

The Band started the academic procession ULK Kigali campus graduation

Students proud of their achievement

The ceremony started with a word of prayer

Founder and President, Prof. Dr RWIGAMBA Balinda and Madam

From Left to Right, Dr OKOKO OSAMBO DVC Academics / ULK Kigali Campus and Dr KARAMBIZI Sylvestre DVC Research, Postgraduate Studies and Consultancy


Government officials  and Senior managers of other higher learning institutions honored the event by their presence

The best performing students were rewarded

Students who represented the university in international debates (MUKESHA Sandra and NDEKEZI Peace) were rewarded

The best performers were rewarded

Ms. MUKESHA Sandra delivering the graduates' message

Students listening carefully to the advices of the Founder and President of ULK

Students could not help hiding their joy after the conferment of their degrees

Prof. Dr RWIGAMBA Balinda and Madam posed with students and their parents

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