By Agnes Kiconco
KIU, MAIN CAMPUS- Doreen Kiconco a Kampala International University (KIU) graduate of Masters of Science in Mass Communication cautioned students to focus on their studies and utilize the opportunity they have because not everyone has that chance of being at University.
Motivated by her Uncle, Canon Justice Bashaija who encouraged and sponsored her to immediately enroll for a Master’s degree, Kiconco is part of the 1,862 graduates that were passed out by KIU during the 28th graduation ceremony on Saturday, November 25, 2023, at the main campus in Kansanga, Kampala.
Excited to have accomplished this great milestone in her education journey, Kiconco who doubles as a gospel artist, news anchor at Rest TV and an Assistant Administrator and Finance office at REEV Consult looks forward to an even more exciting future.
"I am super excited and I give God the glory for enabling me reach this day. Am thinking of enrolling for PhD and of course put my Master’s degree at work," she revealed.
Also noting that It has been a great experience at KIU during her years of study, Kiconco who also pursued her Bachelor’s degree at KIU, highlighted that it was more enjoyable while doing her Masters at the same university because she was well-versed with the system.
In her final remarks, she appreciated everyone who has supported and held her hand during her education journey.
"I appreciate my Uncle who sponsored my Masters, my parents Gershom Mugyenyi and Sudan Mugyenyi for their endless support to see me attain this degree, my spiritual father, Maureen Komugisha who never rested until I pursued this honor and finally all my friends, she added.
Kiconco is part of KIU's 12% post-graduates. Whereas the percentage of under-graduates stands at 88%, the university Vice Chancellor Mouhammad Mpezamihigo looks forward to boosting the post-graduate numbers.
To enable this, the university Board of Trustees offered a 50% discount on tuition for all post-graduate courses.