The first group of students who enrolled for the Tele-Education programmes conducted by Amity University of India in partnership with Makerere University have graduated. A total of 44 students obtained Postgraduate Diplomas and MasterÃ¢‚¬„¢s degrees.
The online graduation ceremony which was conducted in India was held simultaneously in five African countries including Malawi, Rwanda, Ghana and Botswana via Video Conferencing on 16thÃ‚ December, 2011.
Several students from Uganda excelled tremendously in various disciplines walking away with four medals out of the six medals given out during the graduation ceremony. In the Master of Finance and Control, Richard Wasswa, Shiela Kasemire and Daphna Naggayi won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals respectively while Charles Orwothwun won a Gold medal have topped the classÃ‚ Ã‚ that was pursuing a Master of Business Administration majoring in International Business.
Mr. Joseph Semwogerere, the E-learning Coordinator at Makerere University, lauded the Tele-Education programme which was sponsored under the Pan-African eNetwork project. Ã¢‚¬Å“This project has not only shown the power of harnessing ICTs in promoting education but it has also enabled several people obtain international degrees at reasonable prices. The students only pay operational costs and are provided with learning materials from one of the best universities in the world,Ã¢‚¬ he added.
According to Dr. Jude Lubega, the Makerere University Coordinator for the Pan-African eNetwork project, Amity University will offer 20 programmes in the 2012 academic year so more students should prepare to enroll for the different courses.