KIU SOMALIS STUDENTS URGED TO
DRIVE THEMSELVES TO SUCCEED
By Prisca Adaeze Nenger
Today, in Kampala International University (KIU), the Counselor of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Somalia in Uganda; His Excellency Jibril Afyare, has urged KIU Somalis Students to drive themselves to success by giving in their best in all they and not be let down by anyone, especially as foreign students, because, they all have individual roles to play in their future.
The Counselor, who expressed his delight for being invited as a Guest to the prestigious KIU during the Orientation of the New Somali students, encouraged them to continue educating themselves, to be able to be progressive in life. In his words, H.E. Jibril Afyare said: Do not ever stop educating yourselves; that is how you progress. You have a role to play in your future; you need to drive yourselves and be a go-getter.
Meanwhile, His Excellency revealed the good plans Somalia as a country has for her citizens studying in Uganda, being that the Consulate is working tirelessly to ensure that Somalis students stay in Uganda is free of immigration challenges.
Furthermore, H.E Jibril Afyare stated that in a quest to be conversant with goings-on amongst her citizen in Uganda, the embassy is opening up a new page for students to connect with them to be able to deal with the challenges they face. As an embassy, we need our community to be awake and we need you students to achieve that.
In her own remark, the Dean Student Affairs KIU, Mrs Jovia Karwana advised the Somali students to always regularize their stay in the country by ensuring that their immigration's statuses as foreign students are done according to stipulated procedures. The Dean of Students, therefore encouraged students with who are yet to regularize their immigration's statuses to come forth and be helped on time, before it is too late, so as to avoid being penalized subsequently; either while still in Uganda or at the point of exit after schooling by immigration officers.
For their immense support to the Association, the Somalis Students Association awarded Certificates of Appreciation to their Counselor and the Dean of Students Affairs, KIU.