The College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology on Wednesday January 21, 2015 witnessed 674 students graduate. Five of these graduated with PhDs, 17 masters, seven post graduate diplomas and 645 graduate degrees. Speaking at the ceremony, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu applauded the college for its continued leadership in research and innovation in the university. He also send condolences to all members of staff that have lost relatives during the last year. He noted that the university had lost many members of staff, including 6 professors. During the 65th graduation ceremony lasting 3 days (Jan21-23) 13,776 students will graduate. Of these, 49.5 % are female while 50.5% are male. We shall also witness a record attainment of 67 doctorates. Of these 67% ae male and 33% are female. CEDAT had 5 members graduate with PhDs, these are Dr. Geoffrey Bakkabulindi and Dr Wilson Musinguzi from the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr Senfuka Christopher from the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Dr Mujuumbya Paul and Dr Kusemererwa Kahuma Adolf from Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The university, during the ceremony, awarded an honorary doctorate to Mrs Ruth Morris Keesling, a celebrated American wildlife conservationist who has dedicated her life, resources and purpose for living to the transformation of Makerere University, the advancement of Veterinary Medicine and Wild Life, animal health research and tourism in Uganda, Africa and world over.
Her Contribution to Makerere:
- Ruth Morris Keesling and the veterinarians she was funding initiated collaboration with Makerere University in 1996, through the then Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. She financed an honorary lecturer position to build capacity in wildlife health management from 1996 to 2006.
- She provided supplementary funds for selected Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) final year students to carry out research and acquire skills in gorilla health. These graduates are now part of the vibrant team of Mountain gorilla and other primate health management specialists in the region.
- She was instrumental in negotiation for establishment of Department of Wildlife and Animal Resources Management (WARM) in 1997 with commitment to provide supplementary budget for the running of WARM over the years.
- Provided supplementary budget and technical support to running a field wildlife course at the Makerere University field station in Lake Mburo National Park
- Established the first computer laboratory and internet connection in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
- Provided funds in 2007 to transform a classroom on the COVAB main block and enable it host a state-of-the Arc Geographical Information Systems (ArcGIS) computer laboratory.
CEDAT Statistics for January 2015 graduation
|2||BSC. CIVIL ENGINEERING||86|
|3||BSC. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING||28|
|4||BSC ELECT ENGINEERING||76|
|5||BSC COMP. ENGINEERING||46|
|6||BSC. TELECOM ENGINEERING||48|
|7||BSC CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT||57|
|8||BSC. QUANTITY SURVEYING||63|
|11||B. INDUSTRIAL AND FINE ART||112|
|12||D. CIVIL ENGINEERING SURVEYING||14|
|13||PGD CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT||7|
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674 graduate from CEDAT