By Isaac Akugizibwe
KIU, Main Campus - Students admitted during the
January 2021 intake have been fully initiated into the Kampala International
University life during an orientation ceremony held in the university main hall
today Monday 1st March 2021. The ceremony was presided over by a team of
administrators led by the Guest of Honour, Vice-Chancellor Dr Mouhammad Mpezamihigo, and assisted by
the students’ leaders.
While talking to the freshmen and women, Dr Mouhammad Mpezamihigo emphasized strict
of observance of the Ministry of Health’s guidelines against COVID-19, and
encouraged students to ensure safety at all levels in order to finish their
academic programs successfully. He stressed that while it is the university’s
obligation to safeguard her students, it is every individual’s responsibility
and mission to remain safe and alive.
‘’Now that you are lucky the president allowed us to invite
you back, we have to move on. We would like you to remain alive. Our mission,
your mission, your parents or guardian’s mission is to safeguard you. So you
must ensure your own safety too,’’ the Vice-Chancellor said.
He also said that the university will allow first-years to report
for physical lectures in order to fully introduce them to the university
’’We are staggering other groups but not you first years because
you have to be introduced to the university system.’’
Dr. Mpezamihigo urged students to create meaningful
connections and relationships for the betterment of their future and life after
University. He said that the university is supposed to be something that creates
happiness and meaningful freedom.
‘’The reason you are in the university is that
you will become universal. So it is better to create meaningful relationships
and connections when you are here. Don’t isolate yourself, share ideas and
create friends. The university is supposed to be something that creates
happiness and freedom,’’ he said.
In his communication, the Guild President promised to provide
the new students with all the possible guidance they need, but also urged them to be
ready to learn. He said that each one would be personally accountable for their
results at the end of their course.
During the orientation ceremony, students led by the university
legal advisor took an oath to abide by the university rules and regulations from
the orientation date until the day they will graduate from university.
was served a booklet for keeps, containing the rules and regulations and
other important information and directions about the KIU Main Campus.