The Launch of Cavendish University Uganda (CUU) Community Health Day on 14th September, 2019 was a very memorable event that yielded remarkable Health awareness. It was piloted under the Theme," Engaging Urban Communities for Health Improvement."
"Transforming the society is at the centre of CUU’s Core Values. We are fed by the community and produce products to better the community." said the Vice Chancellor-Prof. John F. Mugisha during his opening remarks. He further acknowledged that the initiative which attracted such a huge gathering is a clear demonstration that CUU is not alone in understanding the importance of Public Health.
One of the students, Jachan Jackson, who is in his first year pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health Sciences had the opportunity to showcase his innovation about vector control. He demonstrated how non-chemical methods made of foodstuffs and plastic bottles can be used to control flies and in turn prevent diseases.
On 25th August, 2018, the CUU Alumni Association was launched. The Association is distinguished not only by its venerable alumni but also by being the 4th university Alumni Association in Uganda. The theme for the day was "Cavendish University Uganda: Ten Years of Transformative Education and Graduate Success".
Among the alumni was Gen. Jok Riak Mahol of South Sudan; Ms. Persis Namuganza, the State Minister for Lands in Uganda and Executive Director of the National Planning Authority and Katikiro of the Busoga Kingdom, Dr. Joseph Muvawala who graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour.
To assure alumni of CUU's continued progression, current students testified of their experiences and shared the various milestones they have achieved in their various chosen fields of study. The evening was then capped off with cake and dancing.
The 8th Graduation ceremony was held on 29th March, 2019 at Kololo Independence Grounds, and had 966 graduands; of whom 535 (55%) were males and 431 (45%) were females.
84 obtained Masters Degrees, 553 got Bachelors Degrees, 130 received Diplomas and 199 obtained Certificates.
It was very well attended and some of the notable guests included;
For South Sudanese, there was another graduation ceremony a day after the major one for CUU.
This graduation event was held at Hotel Africana and brought nearly all the 215 graduands from South Sudan together.
The event was organised by CUU South Sudan Students' Association in consultation with South Sudan Embassy in Uganda under auspices from the Under Secretary for Humanitarian Affairs in the Republic of South Sudan who was one of the graduands.