Panel Discussion: Virtual Graduations in Africa

As a way of curbing the spread of the Corona Virus, Universities accross the globe adapted by reducing as much as possible physical contact of its students and employees.

This led to the shifting from physical graduations, to virtual and blended (physical and online) graduations.

On 15 May 2021 at 20.00 CAT, The DYV Network held a discussion where African youth shared their experiences in the unprecedented Virtual Graduations organized by their respective universities and the young Africans discussed how universities can improve to give students and parents the best graduation experience!

Amongst the recommendations, Universities were urged to come up with ways that make the ceremonies memorable to each graduand whilst at the same time being innovative.

Davies Ikowa, one of the panelists pointed out another important issue, which is that for some Universities, only the graduation ceremony is held virtual, but all processes that relate to the graduation still require graduands to travel from various cities.

He therefore urged that University officials to take this matter into consideration by also reducing physical contact as much as possible by developing the required digital infrastructure to cater to that.

All in all, the session was informative and interactive, towards the end, all participants were encouraged to Network by going in random chat rooms which an attendee!


Robert Bob Okello – Uganda πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬
Stuart Seyama – Malawi πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ό
Davies Ikowa – Zambia πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡²
Louisa Adoley Robertson – Ghana πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­

Tamanda Namangale

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