Bugema University is preparing to celebrate its 29th graduation ceremony, where 959 candidates will receive their degrees. The graduation event is scheduled to take place on November 5, 2023, at the university’s main campus in Luwero district.
Founded in 1994, Bugema University, a chartered Seventh-day Adventist institution of higher learning, has chosen the theme “Stepping boldly forward” for its graduation, inspired by Joshua 1:9.
The three-day event will be presided over by Dr. John Chysestom Muyingo, the Minister of State for Higher Education.
Dr. Israel Kafeero, the Vice Chancellor of Bugema University, expressed his anticipation for one of the largest gatherings since the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted their operations. He is pleased that the university can once again hold a physical graduation ceremony, expecting increased attendance from graduates, parents, and government officials.
Bugema University, with a history rooted in Adventist education since 1927, has a diverse educational background. It expanded from a training institution for pastors and church workers to a comprehensive university with government accreditation in theology, business administration, and religion. The university’s seven schools offer programs in arts and social sciences, business, and information technology, covering a wide array of degree programs, vocational certificates, and professional licenses.
In 2009, Bugema University received a charter, officially recognizing it as a fully-fledged university. This milestone enabled the establishment of a graduate school and introduced various programs in business administration, education, development, counseling psychology, and public health.