KIU, Western Campus - Kampala International University has registered a 4% increase in students awarded with science-based academic awards compared to the August 2020 graduands.
This was revealed by the Vice-Chancellor Dr. Mouhamad Mpezamihigo at the university’s 23rd graduation ceremony which was held virtually today, April 24.
1,672 students will be receiving science-based awards at certificate, diploma and degree levels, a factor that is attributed to an increase in graduands from KIU Western Campus.
Not surprisingly, the Western Campus has contributed 54% of the total of 3,521 students who have graduated today, an indicator that the university’s aim of making the Ishaka-based campus the hub of science in Uganda is yielding dividends.
The government and in particular, President Yoweri Museveni has made repeated calls to education institutions to increase the production of science-related human resource if the country is to fast track its development agenda, even promising to increase salary for science staff in a bid to motivate more students to do science courses.