KIU, Western Campus – Nicholas Ariho, a fourth-year medical student at KIU Western Campus, has been at university for quite some time.
For someone pursuing a five-and-a-half year course, it is quite hard to believe that he is still at university, especially since he joined KIU Western Campus in 2014.
But Ariho says he won’t be let down by the longevity of his time in medical school, vowing to overcome whatever bottleneck comes his way.
“I joined university in 2014 and I thought I would complete my medical course in the normal study period,” the soft-spoken Ariho says.
“However, due to a number of unforeseen challenges, I have delayed to achieve my dream of being a medical doctor but my resilient nature will help me get there,” he adds.
Despite all these hurdles, he says he has enjoyed his time at KIU because he has learnt a lot from all his teachers and academic course units.
“It has been a bumpy ride for me but the knowledge I have acquired in class is invaluable, especially from our lecturers in course units like pathophysiology, which is of main interest to me,” Ariho reveals.
He advises people aspiring to be medical doctors to look nowhere else other than KIU because of the quality of the lecturers, laboratory equipment and other learning resources.
He cites current Uganda Medical Association (UMA) president Dr. Sam Oledo as testament to the ability of KIU to produce quality academic products.