UCI milestones, Bishop Olwa tells graduates to study further

(Last Updated On: 7 May 2023)

Lira, May 7, 2023: Uganda Christian Institute for Professional Development (UCIPD) has passed out 627 students who completed diploma and certificate courses in medical records, business administration and management, records and information management and agriculture-related courses.

Also, the institute’s authorities say between 2013 and 2022, about 1,857 Nurses and Midwives graduated with certificates and diplomas courses after completing their studies.

Presiding over the first graduation ceremony for students who studied Nurses and Midwives certificate and diploma courses at Uganda Christian Institute School of Nursing and Midwifery (UCI) on Friday, May 5, 2023, Hellen Kataratambi, the Executive Secretary of Uganda National Medical Examinations Board (UNMEB) urged graduates to observe the pledge they make before God after graduation.

According to Kataratambi, graduates have to be sincere and gentle. For those in the medical sector, she said they have to look at the patient with kindness.

“God will reward you, but those who have not been practising love for the patients will not reap any reward from God,” she said on Friday.

At the same event, Kawanguzi Geoffrey who’s the Deputy Executive Secretary of Finance, Human Resource and Administration at Uganda Business and Technical Examination Board (UBTEB) advised parents to embrace agriculture courses for their children.

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He noted that agriculture can fight the widespread unemployment among Ugandan youth.

Some of the excited graduates of ICI School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Bishop Alfred Olwa

The Chairperson Governing Council of the Uganda Christian Institute School of Nursing and Midwifery, Prof. Alfred Olwa advised graduates to go further with their studies.

Olwa, also the Bishop of Lango Diocese, said graduation is not “an end goal”. “It (graduation) is part of the journey of life and all we achieve during its course should be taken as a starting point.”

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