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Heavy Security Deployment at Kyambogo University as Graduation Starts

Mission Samuel, the Chief Security Officer of Kyambogo University, in the eve of graduation on Monday told Uganda Radio Network that, they received the information that there are some people who are organizing to disrupt the graduation function, and as a result, they had to tighten the security at the University.
Security checking people acesing the venue.


A joint security team has been deployed around Kyambogo University on day one of graduation at the institution.

Among the deployed forces is Uganda Police Force-UPF, local Defense Force Unity – LDU, Army and Kamed security Limited, a private security company contracted to Kyambogo University.

Mission Samuel, the Chief Security Officer of Kyambogo University, in the eve of graduation on Monday told Uganda Radio Network - URN that they received information that some people were planning to disrupt the graduation ceremony , and as a result, they had to tighten security at the University.

Participation in this 17th graduation is by the invite. The security personnel is turning away whoever is not on the list of invited people.

At Kyambogo University main gate, there are over 30 security personnel, Banda gate has over 20, Kabaka gate is manned by 15 officers and the majority of others are patrolling the University premises.

A total number of nine thousand five hundred and twenty one-9521 students have been successfully approved by Kyambogo University Senate to graduate in the 17th graduation.

Professor Eli Katunguka, the Vice-Chancellor of Kyambogo University revealed that out of 9,521 students are 5,074 are Males and 4,447 are females. He said that 251 students managed to score first-class degrees. One hundred sixty four-164 males and eighty seven-87 are females.

The 17th Kyambogo University graduation ceremony will be virtual and will have a maximum of one hundred and ten-110 invited participants who will appear physically at University Eastern sports grounds and those that shall attend virtually.

The invited guests include H.E the President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who will be the Chief Guest and will address the guests from the Statehouse. Other guests to attend are; Minister of Education and Sports Janet Kataaha Museveni, two-2 students with special needs, four-4 best students per faculty and graduate students among others.

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