By Stuart Bogere Oswald
KIU, Main Campus - Kampala International University (KIU) organised an orientation and induction for the new students of the August 2021 and January 2022 intakes. The event took place on Wednesday in the university's Main Library.
The event was presided over by Prof Chukwuemeka Jude Diji, the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation, Consultancy and Extension (DVC –RICE), who represented Prof Mouhammad Mpezamihigo, the Vice Chancellor KIU.
Prof Diji encouraged students to ensure safety at all levels in order for them to finish their academic programs successfully, and urged students to create meaningful connections and relationships for the betterment of their future and life after university.
The Director Customer Relations & Bursaries, Proscovia Asiimwe Bainomugisha, urged students to be good and advised them to always seek guidance about bursaries only from the Bursaries Office.
Bainomugisha further explained that bursaries are only processed at the entry point of the first semester and therefore, if a student were unable to get the bursary by that time, he/she would be enrolled as a private student.
She also warned students about the conmen and fraudsters who claim to be university agents.
"Our busary and customer care office is always open and please feel free to inquire," she said.
ASP Alice Aliri, Police Officer from Kabaragala Police Station, informed students that they should be vigilant and be security conscious by carefully choosing the right people to stay with, and also asked the students to share their details with their parents.
Jacob Musiimeta, the University Guild President, tasked students not to get diverted from focusing on their academics, and to mind the people they associate with. He cautioned them to live within their means by avoiding spending on luxurious things.
The students were also encouraged to take care of their health by making use of the KIU Medical Services offered in the KIU Clinic.
All the freshly admitted students took the matriculation oath, making a promise to abide by the rules and regulations of KIU as stipulated in the University Charter.
KIU welcomes the new students, and thanks them for choosing the university for quality higher education!