The Katikkiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga has today Friday 27th, presided over the 17th graduation ceremony of students at Buganda Royal Institute of Business and Technical Education, Mengo in Kampala.
The 17th graduation ceremony of the Buganda Kingdom owned Institute 1,031 students awarded with Certificates and Diplomas, of whom 565 were girls and 466 were boys. 𝑵𝒂𝒌𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒊𝒔𝒂 𝑳𝒚𝒅𝒊𝒂 was the best student of the year. She graduated with a 𝐃𝐢𝐩𝐥𝐨𝐦𝐚 𝐢𝐧 𝐇𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐈𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠. At least 42% have obtained a diploma, and 58% a certificate
While presiding over the graduation, Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga urged the graduates to first find jobs and get employed, gain knowledge and then start their own businesses. He advised that it is not good to start self-employment without attaining enough knowledge for the job.
Katikkiro urged higher institutions of learning to train and educate the youth in a quality manner so that they can become self-sufficient and contribute towards National development.
He also urged graduates to protect themselves from diseases; monitor and track their desires, and implement them and use the skills they acquired to excel.
“The youth are the hope of the nation tomorrow, and they deserve quality training and education,” Katikkiro said.
Mr. Anthony Wamala the Buganda Royal Institute’s Principal, said many youths have gained entrepreneurial skills, while many students have taken up vocational courses voluntarily.
Buganda Royal Institute of Business and Technical Education (BRIBTE) Mengo was founded by Buganda Kingdom in 1999 with a view to equip students with practical knowledge and skills for employability.
The Institute operates under the Ministry of Education, Buganda Kingdom and is registered with the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES), Central Government. The Institute is also licensed by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) to offer training in Business, Technical and Vocational Studies at both Certificate and Diploma levels.
In addition, the Institute is recognised by the National Examinations Bodies and was awarded examinations centers from the Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB), and the Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT).
Early in January, over 1000 students also graduated at Muteesa 1 Royal University 10th graduation which is also owned by Buganda Kingdom.