ALPHONCE LUSAKO A RENOWNED HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST FINALLY GRADUATES FROM COLLEGE

ALPHONCE LUSAKO A RENOWNED HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST FINALLY GRADUATES FROM COLLEGE

After almost 10 years of academic struggles, on Saturday, 21st November 2020, young human rights activist, Alphonce Lusako finally realized his dream after graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree of Law from the Tumaini University Dar es Salaam College (TuDarCO).

Back in 2009, as Alphonce Lusako was still a first year student pursuing his Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting (B.Com in Accounting), he defended the rights of his fellow students’ on a number of occasions.

In 2011, Alphonce was then dismissed from the university for the first time alongside other 50 fellow students after coordinating and leading students’ demonstrations against the University’s management protesting the University’s decision to send first year students back home following budgetary constraints.

However, in 2016 Alphonce Lusako enrolled again at the university to pursue a different course; a Bachelor’s Degree in Law, before he was eventually dismissed for the second time in January, 2017.

This time around, Alphonce was dismissed for allegedly using false credentials to be admitted to the university.

On 28th April 2017, at the 4th Anniversary of the Tanzania Human Rights Defenders’ Day, the Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRDC) officially recognized and awarded Alphonce Lusako as a Distinguished Young Human Rights Defender of the year 2016.

During the same year, with the support of the East & Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Network (DefendDefenders) and the Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRDC), Alphonce Lusako joined the Tumaini University Dar es Salaam Collage to pursue his Bachelor’s Degree of Law.

And today, the Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRDC) and DefendDefenders are proud of your accomplishments and hereby Congratulate you for finally graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree of Law. All the very best in your new endeavors!

Issued by:
The Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRDC)

Today on:
23rd November 2020