By Renson Mwakandana
One of Africa’s most prominent colleges has prohibited graduates from bringing phones, cameras, or video cameras. Makerere University in Uganda will begin a five-day graduation celebration on Monday at its Freedom Square. Different graduation dates have been allotted to faculties throughout the week.
Cameras were not permitted in the graduation area for unknown reasons, while other goods forbidden from the event included alcohol, cigarettes, tinned meals, and bottled drinks.
“A detailed list of prohibited items has been inserted in the graduation invitation package that is presented to the graduands and invited guests,” stated Prof. Patrick Mangeni, chair of the ceremonies committee at Makerere University.
There will be a total of 13,221 graduates, with each entitled to bring only two guests. The ceremony is likely to be graced by the attendance of First Lady Janet Museveni, who is also the Minister of Basic Education.