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74 inmates at Luzira Prison Graduate from Makerere Business School

Uganda Prisons Graduation Ceremony (PHOTO : UPS) Uganda Prisons Graduation Ceremony (PHOTO : UPS)

LUZIRA - The walls of Upper Maximum Prison, Luzira echoed with cheers and applause today. 74 inmates achieved academic excellence as they received Certificates and Diplomas from Makerere University Business School.

The achievement list of the inmates boasts extraordinary distinctions: 44 inmates attained First-Class, 27 secured Second-Class Upper, and 3 earned Second-Class Lower. This achievement proves the dedication, determination and unwavering commitment of inmates to their studies. A commitment to expand tertiary educational services to all Regional Prisons and Women's Prisons was made during the ceremony. This visionary initiative aims to broaden access to education and skill development programs within the Prison system.

Beyond celebrating individual achievements, the event served as an inspiration to others who may be facing challenges outside Prison walls. It highlighted the potential for reform and personal growth, encouraging those who have stumbled to seek redemption and become positive.

Professor Moses Muhwezi, Principal of Makerere University Business School added his voice to the celebration, commending the inmates for their exceptional performance. He noted that they had excelled in their respective intakes, becoming the overall best than other candidates.

Prof. Moses stressed the importance of introducing business courses as part of the rehabilitation and reintegration programs for inmates, given their active involvement in vocational skill development.

The ceremony also recognized the overall best-performing inmate, Waswa Henry Wagala, who achieved an impressive Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.97. Following closely behind him were Bagyenda Brain and Moses Anghorya, who both achieved a remarkable CGPA of 4.95.


Source: Uganda Prisons Service | Published: 12th September 2023

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