Makerere University’s virtual graduation ceremony to provide an incredible online experience

Makerere University will be holding its 71st graduation ceremony starting on 17th till 21st of May in a blended ceremony, the first of its kind for the institution of higher learning. Makerere University’s virtual graduation ceremony will be held across various platforms as physical attendance will be limited to a few university officials, PhD graduands, Masters Graduands and First Class undergraduate graduands.

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The university will hold a blended ceremony which simply means that it will be a mix of virtual and online presence for those in attendance. This ceremony is particularly unique because of the manner in which it is being held. It will be held according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Due to a disruption caused by the covid-19 pandemic, institutions have resorted to holding graduation ceremonies online with the help of various platforms in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus since huge gatherings tend to put people’s lives at risk.


According to a communication made by the university, those that are not included under the categories to attend physically will follow the function virtually on all the university’s social media platforms and it will also be held live on television.

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Platforms where you can follow Makerere University’s virtual graduation ceremony

Makerere University’s virtual graduation ceremony will be live on NTV Uganda and UBC Radio. People can also follow the ceremony on the university’s social media pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter via @Makerere. Any communication that needs to be made can be sent to [email protected]

Makerere University has also gone ahead to use Zoom, the popular audio and video web conferencing application. To get connected via Zoom, register here:

Even as many have been aware for a long time that the ceremony would be held virtually, they were not too thrilled about it as they had hope that the university would reverse its decision and let students attend the ceremony at the ceremonial grounds also known as Freedom Square. They took to social media to express their mixed feelings.

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