With the tension that is going between Uganda and Rwanda, the citizens of the two countries are the victims of whatever is going between the two governments. Information we have from our posters is at least 187 Rwandan students will miss the forthcoming Kampala University graduation ceremony in Kampala tomorrow. This came after the Rwandan Foreign Affairs Minister Richard Sezibera told a press conference in Kigali yesterday that the Rwandan government “strongly advises” it’s citizens into crossing to Uganda.
Kampala university Vice Chancellor, Prof Badru Dungu Kateregga, said most of the Rwandan students had already communicated to his office they would not attend tomorrow’s graduation ceremony.
“Most students who had gone back to Rwanda will not attend the graduation because they have already communicated to the university management. We pray for them that as the graduation approaches, the situation gets calm,” Mr Kateregga said.
He, however, added that the students will graduate in absentia even if they are unable to attend the ceremony and will receive their academic certificates any time.
More than 1,532 foreign students hailing from Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia, South Sudan, Burundi, Ethiopia and Liberia are to graduate at the Kampala university graduation ceremony which is to happen at the campus main headquarters in Gaba tomorrow.
The Nabagereka (queen) of Buganda Kingdom Sylvia Nagginda will be the chief guest.