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Second Graduation at SEKUCo


Graduands in procession entering campus B
The second graduation ceremony of Sebastian Kolowa University College took place on December 3, 2011. Held at the Assembly Hall in campus B, the ceremony was attended by members of the university’s board of trustees, faculty and staff of SEKUCo, students’ families, as well as guests from the academic, political and social community in and out of Tanzania. 285 students received their Bachelor of Education Special Needs Education (BedSN) and 13 students received Bachelor of Law at the ceremony.
Side view of Academic staff and some graduands
The ceremony was formally declared open by the SEKUCo board Chairman, Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. Stephen Munga and was followed by introducing invited guests, who were Presiding ELCT Bishop Rt. Rev Dr. Alex Malasusa- Chancellor of Tumaini University Makumira , Rev Prof. Dr. Joseph Parsalaw- Tumaini University Makumira (Vice Chancellor), Rev. Savera Bishanga- UEM Deputy Executive Secretary Africa Region, Dr. Shukuru Kawambwa - Minister for Education and Vocational Training (The United Republic of Tanzania) Mr. January Makamba MP (Bumbuli Province) Mr. Henry Shekifu MP (Lushoto Province) Ms Sophia Mjema Lushoto District Commissioner and other guests from within NED, Pastors and institutions leaders.
Bishop Munga (red gown) during opening speech
Apart from the graduating students, lecturers, university officials and invited guests, very few people were able to get a place in the assembly hall. However, the ceremony was broadcasted through the video-conferencing system and could therefore be followed by people who were seated in two other lecture halls as well as the cafeteria. There were also screens in the corridors outside the assembly hall which enabled a large crowd of people to follow the events taking place inside.
From left front line Hon. Shekifu, MP, Hon. Makamba, MP, Ms Mjema, DC, Hon. Kawambwa, Minister Dr. Anneth Munga, Provost and Prof. Joseph, Vice Chancellor
Delivering his speech Dr. Kawambwa (Minister) as a guest speaker he recognized the contribution made by SEKUCo in both Faculties especially in BedSN by saying it is mostly needed by the society around Tanzania and the world at Large. He insisted that the government is appreciating for the great task the University has enrolled in despite all the difficulties it passes through. Learn to be humble and humility can help you develop as a person and enjoy richer relationships with others direct others to SEKUCO said Kawambwa.
From left front line Prof. Esther, Rev Dr. Munga, Bishop, Rev Mmaka, Principal Dean, Rev Mwinuka, GS, Prof. Nwaogu Dr. Pulluru
However, Rev Dr. Anneth Munga, Provost-SEKUCo while presenting her welcoming greetings she said Honour is not in the certificates you are receiving today but in rendering people service in a way that affirms their dignity as human beings. She also insisted on a new building hall at campus A which will easily accessed by all.  It is the responsibility of everyone involved in education delivery to take part in creating an inclusive society she concluded.
Prof Dr. Esther Mwaikambo addressing the mass on podium
A student with visual impairment (Bahati Sanga) receiving his Certificate from the Chancellor
The oldest member of the Academic staff leading prossesions