By; Ben Musanje
The Chancellor of Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) Archbishop John Baptist Odama has remained on parents to prioritize savings for their children’s education.
His Grace Odama, who is the Chairman of the Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) explains that many people have failed to complete their studies due to lack of funds that as a result of no savings made by the parents for the education of their children.
The Archbishop of Gulu made the revelation while delivering his speech before the graduates at the 24th graduation ceremony of the Uganda Martyrs University in Nkozi.
The University is also celebrating her Silver jubilee of existence an occasion that will take place tomorrow at the main campus in Nkozi and its expected to be presided over by President Yoweri Museveni as the guest of honour together with 26 Catholic Bishops.
At todays graduation ceremony the deputy governor Bank of Uganda Dr. Louis Kasekende, who has been the Chief Guest promised to link the collaboration between Uganda Martyrs University and the Central Bank in impacting development skills among the students.
However, the UMU Vice Chancellor Prof. Chrysostom Maviiri confirmed that all the eight university campuses in the country had been legally constituted by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education (UNCHE) to operate.
A total of 2040 students have graduated in several academic disciplines of which 1041 are males and 999 are females.