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KIU 29th Graduation: Being a leader Turned me into a Better Version of myself - Jonathan Areeba


By Eunice Nangobi

Jonathan Areeba, one of the Law graduands believes his involvement in leadership while at KIU, has reshaped him to a better person. He served as president of the KIU Law Society (2023-2024).

Considered one of the greatest student orators, the university has produced, Areeba is among the many celebrating their academic success at KIU’s 29th Graduation ceremony on Saturday, July 13th 2024.

Areeba is delighted to have completed his four-year journey at the school of law, having joined KIU in August 2019.

“It’s all joy, for me and my classmates joined in August 2019. It’s now approximately 5 years. Years of hard work, dedication, teamwork and incredible friendship," he said.

"When you roll back the years' memories and experiences and see how far we have come now with a bachelor of laws in reach, it’s all joy,” he added.

Areeba added that he is a totally different person from the boy who joined KIU in 2019. Embracing student's leadership made him even better.

“Over the years, I had the opportunity to be part of a number of student-oriented associations at KIU like the KIU Law Society that have availed me with a platform to grow as an advocate for change, a leader and a public figure," he noted.

"This has been a constant opportunity for me to keep growing into a better version of myself," he added.

Areeba leaves KIU as one of the most outstanding Students, one who has made the University proud especially when it comes to debating and mooting.

“On a number of occasions, I had the opportunity to represent the University in a number of moot court competitions at the national and continental level."

 "However, I must say that the most humbling honour and privilege was to serve as the KIU Law Society president, that I will not forget, Thank you,” he said.

Areeba urges continuing students to develop themselves as individuals and take part in the co & extracurricular activities available.

He is looking forward to joining the Bar Course at the Law Development Center this September to train as an Advocate from where he intends to go for postgraduate studies.