Speaking at the 10th graduation ceremony where former President of the United Republic of Federal Republic of Nigeria,
Prof Ebele Goodluck was installed as Cavendish University new chancellor, Prof John Mugisha said virtual education will enable students to obtain their academic papers in time so they can secure jobs, obtain promotions at the workplace or pursue further education and make their contribution to the world.
“Today, Cavendish University Uganda will add to the world’s workforce a total of 620 graduates who are well trained, competent and intellectually grounded to participate in crafting workable solutions to the social and development challenges confronting humanity today and in the future, “Mugisha said.”
When Covid-19 forced education institutions to shut down, we transited our students to online study with ease; and they did not lose time due to the Covid-19 pandemic;” he added.
The graduation was held under the theme : technology-enabled learning, innovation and growth.
Mugisha explained that technology and innovation are the tools with which this world will be made better and its challenges solved sustainably.
“As a university, we have used technology to deploy global best practices in teaching and learning to enable our learners get what their colleagues in the world’s best universities get. We were the first Higher Education Institutions to obtain NCHE approval for ODeL and conducted online and hybrid examinations, “he said.
According to him CUU introduced technology-enabled open book examinations in the country probably the only private university that maintained its full-time staff on a monthly pay during the lockdown period.
” Our LLB students continued with virtual Moot Court competitions and also reached finals at the international level; we organized the first online education conference for universities to help in managing online teaching and learning,”Mugisha stressed.
Dr John Muyingo state minister for Higher education lauded Cavendish University management for good teaching programmes as cautioned other universities to follow suite.
He said universities must help government solve world problems using, innovations, information and technology advances if the the country is to develop.
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