KIU, Main Campus – Aminah Abdullahi Abdi is a student at Kampala
International University (KIU). She hails from Somalia and is pursuing a Masters
in Human Rights.
Aminah, who joined the University in 2018, says she’s
privileged to be among those students pursuing their career at Uganda’s leading
private University. According to her, the academic documents issued by KIU are some
of the most recognised records in Somalia.
“Once you have academic documents from KIU, you can easily
get a job,” she said. “In Somalia, if you present your academic documents
showing that you graduated from KIU, you are easily given a job.”
Aminah had always heard about KIU, from the websites and her
friends. When the opportunity to do a master’s degree presented its self, she
knew that education at KIU was the best step for career moving forward.
Her first experiences were a little intimidating but she was
“I immediately realised I was not here to play (when I arrived),”
she murmured, “Everyone was busy in books and research. I entered the class and
greeted a colleague of mine who was very busy and he answered back with less
attention. I am glad he eventually became my friend as I understood that he
probably had to meet his stringent deadline.”
She hopes to go back home after her studies and impact
change in the human rights space of Somalia.