FORMER Speaker of the National Assembly, who is also Hubert Kairuki Memorial University (HKMU) Chancellor, Ms Anne Makinda, is expected to confer Degrees and Master’s Degrees to 291 graduands of the university this weekend.
The HKMU Vice Chancellor, Professor Yohana Mashalla, said the graduation ceremony to be held on Sunday this week at the university premises Mikocheni Dar es Salaam will be preceded by the convocation.
Professor Mashalla said the theme of this year’s Convocation is Promoting Innovation in Strengthening Health Systems,’ adding that the best students will be awarded with various prizes during the event.
He said the graduation ceremony will be attended by the Chairperson of Kairuki Health Education Network (KHEN), Kokushubira Kairuki, the chairperson of HKMU Governing Council, Mr John Ulanga, government officials and development partners
He said there would a total of 291 graduands, 170 being female and 121 male.
He said 54 graduands will be conferred Diploma in Nursing, 10 Diploma in Social Work, 38 Degree in Nursing and 177 Doctor of Medicine out of which 97 are female and 80 male.
Professor said 12 graduands will be conferred Masters Degrees in Medicine and Public Health, among them 10 graduates will be conferred Masters Degrees in Medicine in Paediatrics and Child Health.
He said one of them will be conferred with Master of Medicine in Surgery and one Master of Science in Public Health
“I would like to take this opportunity to commend lecturers and all HKMU staff for the commendable job they have done to prepare the graduands to this stage which is not an easy task,” said Professor Mashalla.