By Bonny Otim Ogwal (email@example.com)
A total of 1551 students have graduated from Jerusalem Institute of Health Sciences in different disciplines.
During the second graduation ceremony held on Friday at the institute’s main campus located at at Angweet Angweet, Lira City West Division, Lira City, 251 students were awarded diplomas in clinical medicine and pharmacy while the bagged certificates in nursing and midwife.
Speaking as the chief guest, Joseph Agondua the Executive Secretary of Uganda Allied Health Examinations Board asked the graduates to serve people regardless of their status.
“Let’s go and serve people regardless of what their status are you, do not have to serve people because of his or her status, because in the face of God we are the same” remarked Agondua.
He asked the graduates to provide solutions to the societal challenges rather than being afraid of them. “The world of work are not without challenges but you do not have to fear challenges, challenges are what make us work hard, they make us wake up, so accordingly if you meet challenges in the field you should be a solution, you don’t need to despair the face of challenges.
Many people will call you a good health worker, not because they know the skill, your competences they will judge you according to the way you treat them. The most important aspect of competence is attitude.
Speaking at the same function, the Chairperson of Uganda Nurses and Midwives Examination Board, John Kennedy Wakida urgued the graduates to transform the society using the knowledge and skills they have attained from the school.
Wakida also asked the graduates to integrity, endurance and love because God blesses those who serve beyond self.
Prof Jaspher Ogwal Okeng, the chairperson governing council of Jerusalem Institute of Health Sciences also the vice chancellor of Lira University Ogwal Okeng Jasper in remarks says the graduates should maintain the spirit of hard work but that they should also strive to acquire more qualifications
“The journey has just started, what you are getting today is a motivation, it does not end until you depart from this world, you are going to get out from here with a certificate, in a few years they are going to demand like the teachers, that the lowest level they want to appreciate should be a degree, you are already on the path to that, and there is all possibilities, progress soon after this one” says Prof Ogwal Okeng
The institute’s executive director Peter Okoda while addressing the graduates cautioned them against being on tempted on running after money rather than growing their career.
Okodo told the graduates to be focused and passionate about what they have studied.
Jerusalem Institute of Health Sciences have so far passed out a total of 2531 in her 10 years of existence.