It is graduation week at Uganda’s biggest university, page http://crownheights.info/wp-content/plugins/wp-to-twitter/wpt-rate-limiting.php Makerere and 14, generic 897 students will be receiving their Degrees and Diplomas by the end of the 4 day ceremony on Friday.
On Thursday, website up to 4,159 students from the Nakawa based Makerere University Business School (MUBS) graduated and for the second time in a row, MUBS has produced the best overall student.
Sarah Nambozo, a former student of Bachelor of Science in Marketing is among the 97 students that attained First Class Degrees from MUBS this year.
She got a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.92 and during the ceremony on Thursday was recognized by Makerere University Convocation, the body that brings together all alumni.
ChimpReports caught up with an excited and rather nervous Nambozo shortly after she received an Award and Ush 1,000,000 cash prize from the Makerere Chancellor Prof. Ezra Suruma to establish what led her to this accomplishment.
Nambozo said her excellent performance has not come as a surprise given that her aspiration since she set foot at MUBS was to go beyond the ordinary.
“From the day I joined university, I was deternined to stand out of the crowd and I had to identify ways to do that,” she said.
She said her strategy of attaining better grades was forming a discussion group and lucky enough all of her group mates got First Class Degrees.
But while she admits that she worked hard by attending classes, doing consultations and personal revision, she also attributes her success to God.
“I talked to them and inspired then and they shared the same vision. That’s what helped me because alongside studying, I was also working.”
Nambozo had been retained as a Marketing Executive by a supplying company where she did her internship.
Regarding juggling between work and school, she said; “It is not easy especially if you are not honest to yourself and draw a schedule. I was honest with my boss so he knew that I was a student. At times when I had tests, I would seek permission.”
During the day, Nambozo was an employee and in the evening she was a student.
Nambozo thinks marketing is a course she was destined to do, not just based on her good academic grades but her hands on skills in field. “It is in my blood”.
She plans to further her business skills by pursuing a Masters Degree in Business Management.
Message to fellow girls still at university
Often times, young girls at university find a big temptation in love relationships and quest for material obsessions which can be destructive to their primary responsibility of learning.
“It is about arranging their priorities better,” Nambozo says.
“Being a student doesn’t mean that everything else comes to a standstill. It doesn’t mean if you are in school, you can’t date or go to club.”
However, to her the trick is in female students organizing their priorities better and knowing that there’s time for everything. “You can’t go to club when you have a test the next day.”