By Isaac Akugizibwe
KIU, Main Campus- Students for April and August 2022/2023 were on Tuesday 30th-31st August 2022 officially welcomed into KIU and encouraged to fill at home. They were however advised to observe maximum discipline and full observance of the University's code of conduct.
The orientation ceremony that took place in the University's main hall was graced by KIU's top administrators led by the Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance and Administration (DVC-FA) Professor Janice Busingye. They included among others, the University legal Advisor, Kamugisha Bellata, Dean of Students Affairs Scholar Akampemuka, and the campus Administrator Elizabeth Kyamanywa.
The student administration was fully represented as well with KIU Guild President Ebye Moses leading his team comprised of parliamentarians and the Guild cabinet to welcome new students to Uganda's leading Private University.
While giving his welcoming remarks, Ebye informed the fresh students that they had made the right choice of choosing the leading private in Uganda.
Professor Janice Busingye urged the new students to read and fully understand the University policies in order to avoid frustration and disappointment. She advised them to be extra vigilant especially when it comes to accessing some services and offices.
"Avoid middlemen as much as possible. It should be you and the finance office, you and the bursary office. Somebody may come to you that they can help you get a bursary, and pay tuition. So, avoid middlemen as much as possible," she warned.
"Every assignment that you do at the University contributes a lot to your degree, give it your best. Do not relax in the first semester and then pick up in the last year, by that time your CGPA can't be pulled up if you have not been in close ranges." Prof. Janice added.
The Executive Director of Sanity mentorship Foundation Sharifah Namatovu, who was a special guest guided students on how to deal with stress levels at university. The BBS TV broadcaster did not disappoint either. She delivered a very wonderful message on managing academic, financial and relationship stress.
"Academic stress can be managed by doing what you are supposed to do at the time you are supposed to do it. Let people not mislead you, misguide you to do things out of order," she advised
Namatovu urged young ladies to have ambitions, set goals work hard in pursuit of better lives than wait for sugar daddies and involvement in unhealthy relationships.
"I want you to be people with zeal, enthusiastic, I want to hear you say that come what may, I will drive a car like this, tell you what you can drive," she added
Madam Alice, a Police Officer in Charge (OC) kabalagala, advised the new students to observe personal Security and asked them to always move with identification.
"Security starts with you, move with a school Identification card in case you don't have a national Identity card., and also being careful of the friends we make," she said.