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Ugandan Students Miss University Graduation When They Gamble Away Tuition

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Ugandan Students Miss University Graduation When They Gamble Away Tuition

Fifty-five company school pupils missed their own graduation after gambling away their tuition in Kampala, Uganda

Many schools and universities have codes of conduct that look down on students participating in gambling activities. Therefore while the pupils of Makerere Business Institute (MBI) in Kampala, Uganda were most likely encouraged to invest their funds, doing this by betting on sports was not likely to win them friends that are many the administration.

Students Gambled Away Tuition

A total of 55 students with MBI were forced to miss out on graduation ceremonies once they reportedly spent funds including some that had been earmarked for their tuition on gambling and activities betting. The announcement by school principal Nathan Twesigye influenced his comments during the school’s recent graduation ceremony.

Twesigye was especially surprised to find that the gambling issue apparently impacted a diverse range of students.

‘ As you can see, girls also have started gambling, which is quite strange,’ Twesigye said.

Gambling is quickly becoming business that is big Uganda. That may surprise many observers outside Africa, but those more familiar with the country can understand why. The populace of Uganda is young, enjoys sports, and at least in the capital town of Kampala benefits from being better educated and wealthier than the generations before them.

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