The psychology department of Kyambogo University will graduate undergraduate and graduate students during the 17th University graduation ceremony.
Well Wishes from Faculty and Staff
Congratulations on successfully finishing your degree in Psychology! You and your loved ones can truly take pride in this major life achievement. With the degree in hand, you are standing on the cusp of a new beginning be it entering the job market or furthering your education by attending graduate school. This year, the excitement of a new chapter is tempered by the uncertainty and pain brought about by the COVID-19 health crisis. Many students lost family members and friends and many others were affected by the social isolation and the stress of the unclear road ahead.
There is no doubt in my mind that this period will test our resolve to carry on. I urge you to stay strong, focused and move forward with your plans deliberately and safely. As we emerge from this crisis, and we will emerge, the role of mental health professionals will be crucial for the healing process in the aftermath of the crisis. Your counselling and Psychology degree gives you the option to join the ranks of those professionals and to be a part of a new beginning.
The changing times also afford us new opportunities. This is the first time that I write this letter to our graduates as we are not able, at this time, to shake hands on the stage while family and friends cheer on, but I do think that we will keep this tradition going even when we are back to our routines. I would like to take this opportunity to ask you to check back with the department and let us know about a career that you are starting or a graduate school that you enrolled in. Please look for the “alumni connections” button on the department of psychology home page! Hopefully, this is not “goodbye”, but rather “see you later!”
Henry Kibedi, PhD
Head of Department, Department of Psychology
Other graduation messages from the psychology department staff!
Tribute to the counselling Class of 2021!
Three years ago, you had the vision to pursue a career to become a counsellor /therapist. Each of you should be proud of your accomplishment. Dream big and go far. Let not fear to sway you from your passion. Dream a dream of greatness and then pursue it. Let wisdom, faith, and your heart guide you. Have faith in yourself, and you can be whatever you want to be and go wherever you want to go. Think it, pursue it, and you will be able to live it.
Gaston Byamugisha, Lecturer & Counselling Psychologist, Department of psychology
To All My Students,
Class of 2021 – you are a special class. You have had to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and its global impact and you have shown great fortitude, resilience, and perseverance. I have been blessed to know you and to have seen your remarkable growth. I know you will all be superb counsellors with great knowledge, compassion, and empathy.
With immense pride, I congratulate you dear students on a job well done. Having gotten to know you over the last few years has enriched my life. I know you will go out into the world with confidence in your abilities to communicate and analyze the world you encounter. Remember, you can always reach out to me for counsel. With faith that you will affect great change in the world, I wish you the best of luck.
Stay in Touch,
Kakinda Adrian Ivan, Counselling Psychologist. Department of Psychology, Patron (Kyambogo University Counselling Students Association)
To the Class of 2021: Despite the uncertainty brought about by the global pandemic, particularly in the job market. All is not lost as we witness a transition to virtual reality. Against all odds characterized by shifts in your academic and personal lives, you all have made it. I truly wish you the best in your future endeavours and remember to never accept the status quo, always ask questions, be critical in your thinking, and always bring your true authentic self to every room and conversation. Change the world, but never be changed by the world.
Dr Jane Namusoke Lecturer & Counselling Psychologist, Department of Psychology
I am wishing the best for all graduates during this pivotal time in your lives. Take time to celebrate as your hard work and determination have lead you to this point. Now is the time to seize the future as you venture into a new normal as there are a number of opportunities available to you all. We all look forward to hearing about your future successes and accomplishments. Nakanwagi Carol, Assistant Lecturer, Department of psychology
Congratulations to the Class of 2021! You have succeeded in completing your degrees in a very unusual environment, and now you are ready to go out there and face whatever the world has to offer. Remember that those of us who supported you as students are still very much rooting for you to find success in your future. While still in lockdown, please reach us using the social media channels; WhatsApp, calls and our Facebook page: Kyambogo University Guidance and Counselling Unit.
To my counselling students especially, I expect updates and random visits once the office is open again!
Winfred Kyosaba Biribonwa, Ag.University Counsellor
Congratulations on becoming a member of KYU’s graduating class of 2021. Your accomplishment is the result of years of dedication and hard work, and I am delighted by your success.
These past few months have been extraordinarily challenging. Unexpected circumstances have kept us physically separated, but we have dealt with the crisis together. You have faced unique challenges and I have been inspired by your resilience and perseverance. I have also been inspired by all the contributions many of you have made before the coronavirus outbreak to building our community here in the Psychology Department – through volunteering or participating in our many departmental organizations and events.
While your graduating class is sadly missing out on the chance to celebrate your achievements with your loved ones by crossing the stage to accept your degree, I want you to know that we in the Psychology Department are proudly marking this important event with you.
I hope that you will remember fondly your time as a student in the KYU Psychology Department and that you will remain connected to us both as an alumna/alumnus and as a friend.
I wish you the very best of luck in all that lies ahead for you.
With warmest regards,
Assoc. Prof. James Kagaari, Department of Psychology
Dear Class of 2021,
You did it…
Such tough times around the world, but nothing stopped you from achieving what you desired for…
You are an inspiration for everyone around and wish you all the best in all your future endeavours…
You fought the worst, so, there is no challenge out there that you cannot win over…
Have an amazing time with your loved ones…
Blessings and prayers for each of you…
CONGRATULATIONS AND CELEBRATIONS.
Mr David Kavuma, Counselling Psychologist, Department 0f Psychology
Congratulations to the Class of 2021!!! You persevered through these difficult times in order to reach this momentous day. I am proud of your achievements. Now is the time to celebrate!!
The class of 2021 is strong and resilient. You are career-ready to take on the new normal of the business world. With much respect and admiration for all of you. Congratulations to the Class of 2021!!!!
Barugahare Vincent, Counselling Psychologist Department of Psychology
Congratulations to all graduating students! You achieved so much through your motivation and energy. You stayed focused in coursework and volunteer- or course research whether in-person, online or remote. You contributed to the university community by your engagement in clubs and career service activities, and in various committees; the pandemic didn’t stop you.
You are now a psychology major! I wish you a bright career and many successes!
Atuhairwe Richard, Organizational Psychologist Department of Psychology
Dear class of 2021;
You all should be proud of not only graduating but for also following your instincts during this journey into the future you. It brings me great pleasure to be able to witness an outstanding group of successful people. We all are watching and wishing you all the best as you live out your truths while enjoying life.
Kalembe Faridah, Psychology Department, Administrative secretary
What a momentous occasion for you to celebrate and be proud of. Many congratulations on your well-deserved graduation. On this day you are setting out to work in ways that positively influence the Planet, its People and towards your own Self-actualization. Never Forget your family and teachers who have undeniably made you the Complete and Knowledgeable person that you are today, go out to Find your dreams with Open hearts, be Leaders of Example, and yours is the earth and all that is in it. Mayengo Nathaniel, Lecturer & Education Psychologist Department of psychology