IMM Graduate School honours its first group of 2023 graduates

By our African Marketing Confederation News Team | 2024

Momentous occasion for graduates as they celebrate their hard work and academic accomplishments, says Registrar.

The IMM Graduate School, which is linked to African Marketing Confederation founder member the IMM Institute South Africa, hosted the first of its annual graduation ceremonies on Friday (8 March 2024).

Photo: IMM Graduate School


It announced its Gauteng-based graduates from a list of 1,076 graduates from across the nation for the 2023 academic year. 


Among the new graduates, 74 students achieved their qualifications Cum Laude, showcasing exceptional dedication and academic excellence, the IMM notes in a media statement. 


“This is a momentous occasion for our graduates as they celebrate their hard work and academic accomplishments,” says Johan van Zyl, Registrar at the IMM Graduate School. “We are immensely proud of their achievements and look forward to witnessing their continued success as they embark on their professional journeys.” 


New academic regalia unveiled 


In addition to celebrating the academic achievements of its students, the IMM Graduate School unveiled its newly redesigned academic regalia. This updated attire was showcased for the first time at the Gauteng graduation ceremony, adding a touch of elegance and modernity to the celebratory event. 


“Our graduation ceremony serves as a culmination of years of dedication, perseverance, and academic excellence. It is a moment for graduates to reflect on their journey, celebrate their accomplishments, and look ahead to the exciting opportunities that lie ahead,” adds Van Zyl. 


“We congratulate each and every graduate on their remarkable achievements and wish them all the best as they embark on the next chapter of their lives. We are confident that they will continue to make us proud and contribute positively to their respective fields.”  


The IMM Institute South Africa is one of the founding members of the African Marketing Confederation. The others are: Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana; National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria; Marketers Association of Zimbabwe; Zambia Institute of Marketing; Marketing Society of Kenya; Institute of Marketing in Malawi; Institute of Marketing and Management, Mauritius; and L’Association Marocaine de Marketing et de la Communication (Morocco).

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With an esteemed academic journey, Dr. Kariisa’s accolades include an Honorary PhD in exemplary community service from the United Graduate College inTexas, an MBA from United States International University in Nairobi, Kenya, a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from Huazong University in China, and a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics from Makerere University.
Dr. Kariisa pursued PhD research in Computer Security and Identity Management at Security of Systems Group, Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands. As a dynamic educator, he has shared his expertise as a lecturer of e-Government and Information Security at both Makerere University and Radboud University.

Dr Kin did his PhD research in Computer Security and Identity Management at Security of Systems Group, Radbond University in Nigmegen, Netherlands. He previously served as a lecturer of e-Government and Information Security at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda and Radbond University in Netherlands.

Dr Kin did his postgraduate courses in Strategic Business Management, Strategic Leadership Communication and Strategies for Leading Successful Change Initiatives at Harvard University, Boston USA.

  • Other current and previous roles played by Dr Kin Kariisa:
  • Lecturer of e-Government and Information Security to graduate students at Makerere University, Kampala and Radbond University in the Netherlands
  • Director of Eco Bank Uganda Limited, one of the largest banks in Africa
  • Chairman of the National Association of Broadcasters, an umbrella industry association for all Television, Radio and online broadcasters in Uganda.
  • Chairman of Board of Directors of Nile Hotel International, that owns the leading hotel in Uganda, Kampala Serena Hotel.
  • Chairman of Board of Directors of Soliton Telmec Uganda, the leading telecom company in Optic fibre business managing over 80% of optic fibre in Uganda.