The Graduating Class of 2018 is hereby invited to the 19th Commencement Lecture


"Individually Sourced Innovativeness and Entrepreneurship"

By Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu, Former Vice Chancellor, Makerere University


Date: Wednesday, 24th October, 2018

Venue: University Graduation Ground



1:00 PM: Staff and graduating class and students take their seats

1:30 PM: Invited Guests take their seats

1:40 PM: The Guest Speaker plants tree

2:00 PM: The procession proceeds to the venue

2:15 PM: Guest Speaker takes his seat

- National Anthem

- East African Community Anthem

- Buganda Anthem

- University Anthem

- University Prayer

2:30 PM: Introductory remarks by the Master of Ceremonies

2:35 PM: Welcome remarks by the Vice Chancellor

2:40 PM: Introduction of the Guest Speaker by the University Orator

2:50 PM: Commencement Lecture

3:50 PM: Comments and Questions

4:10 PM: Vote of thanks by the Chairperson, University Council

4:20 PM: Chairperson University Council presents a plaque to Guest Speaker

4:30 PM: Cultural Dance

4:50 PM: National Anthem

5:00 PM: Departure 


Nkumba University will mark 25 years of existence on Tuesday June 18, 2019. Activities to mark the Silver Jubilee will be launched on Thursday February 8, 2019. Among the various engagements slated for the launch day will be thanksgiving prayers as well as the naming of various buildings at the main University campus in Entebbe.

All Alumni and friends of the University are welcome to indicate their interest to participate in the series of other activities leading up to the D-day. Some of the activities will include:

• A research conference to be organized by the School of Postgraduate Studies and Research
• A showcase of women celebrating gender activities to be organized by the School of Social Sciences
• A fashion and exhibitions show to be staged by the School of Commercial, Industrial Art and Design
• Nkumba Open Day to showcase to the general public the University’s various other academic activities.
• Various students’ activities that will entail sports, debates as well as other competitions
• Outreach to the neighborhood by the Catering Department at the School of Sciences to offer cooking lessons to the community.

For further information and guidance contact the following:

Mr. Bernard Eceru, Public Relations Officer (0755766766)
Mr. Joseph German Kiggundu, Alumni Publicity Secretary (0702419407

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Prof. Wilson Muyinda Mande, Vice Chancellor, Nkumba University; together with Mr. Michael Segwaya, Executive Director, Barclays Bank, launching the Barclays ReadytoWork Students Resource Center at Nkumba University Main Library on September 3, 2018. Barclays Bank donated five (5) computers for the Student Resource Center as well as 22 6-seater library reading tables and 15 bookshelves in the drive to “empower those who empower others”. 


Nkumba University has received a ready to work resource center from Barclays Bank that will enable academic staff improve their skills. The resource center includes 11 computers, furniture, and book shelves.


THIRD PHOTO: Vice Chancellor Prof. Wilson Muyinda Mande and Barclays Executive Director Mr. Michael Segwaya, observe a demonstration of the ReadytoWork Students Resource Center. Also observing are students and staff of the University.