By Isaac Akugizibwe
KIU, Main Campus - Jackline Kiwelu Estomihi Mayende, the Deputy Chief University Librarian has urged students to embrace the library to better their academic
excellence at KIU.Speaking during the library orientation of January 2021 students
held in the library today, Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021. She said the Iddi
Basajjabalaba Memorial Library has all it takes to make one excel both
academically and intellectually.
The library orientation that began at 9:00 marks the second
and last day of Orientation of January 2021 intake students at KIU.Students
have been introduced to the rules and regulations of the library as well as the
different departments therein. The first and main orientation session which
fully initiated the new student into university life took place on Monday, March 1, 2021 in the university main hall. All students who took an oath of allegiance to
the university rules and regulations were urged to mind their safety while at
campus by the vice-chancellor, Dr. Mouhammad Mpezamihigo.
During her speech,
Mayende called upon students to use the library to interact with the
world-class learning materials in order to master the art of academic excellence.
She stressed that having a fully stocked high standard library like the Iddi
Basajjabala Memorial Library (IBML) is a rare opportunity.
‘’A library is a very important institution in KIU. You
learners have to interact with our high-class learning materials in order to excel.
Remember it is a rare opportunity to have a library like ours just like it is to be at KIU, so please use it to excel academically, " Mayende said.
She also urged students to reconsider the struggles their
parents have gone through to send them to university instead of getting lost in
the exciting university life.
‘’Kindly mind about where you are coming from and remember
we are in the hardest situations of life due to COVID-19. Your parents have
really struggled to send you here, you must not disappoint them, use the
available materials effectively so that you can make them proud" she advised.
Orientation of Students is a customary activity organized by
the University administration through the office of student’s affairs at the
beginning of every intake in order to officially welcome, guide and initiate
students into the University.