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KIU Western Campus Concludes Orientation of April 2024 Intake Students


KIU, Western Campus – New students who reported to the university as part of the April 2024 intake have concluded their orientation as they look forward to beginning their lectures today, May 6th.

The orientation, which was held in the Conference Hall of KIU Teaching Hospital (KIUTH) on May 2nd -3rd, 2024 and organized by the Directorate of Students Affairs, was meant to equip students with knowledge about the different systems and support the university have in place for them to be successful during their study.

It was graced by among others, the Deputy Vice-Chacellor (DVC) Assoc. Prof. Eric Mabonga, the Assistant DVC Dr. Ibrahim Abubakar Babangida, the Dean of Students Affairs (DSA) Ms. Florah Bamutura, the Deans of the various Faculties/Schools and other staff members.

In his message to the new students, Assoc. Prof. Mabonga requested them to stay on the right track and to contribute to the growth of the institution.

“If you are here, please remain on the right track. Do the right things at the right time so that you do not get in trouble with security because we have CCTV cameras and a security team headed by our Chief Security Officer (Mr. Patrick Muganga),” he said.

“Also, you are coming in when KIU is ranked the best private university and second overall in Uganda, we want to maintain that position or improve on it and you have a role to play,” he added.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of KIUTH Dr. Umi Omar Bunu reminded them that the world of today is digitalizing and we must all digitalize and flow with the changes.

“The world is changing. Before, we looked at a degree as the highest qualification but everyone is currently looking for people with PhDs (Doctor of Philosophy),” she remarked.

The DSA, Ms. Bamutura cautioned the students against bad practices like unhealthy sex relationships, sports betting, engaging in misuse of drugs and dealing with money lenders because such acts impede their academic progress.

Staff from different Directorates and Departments like finance, quality assurance, student affairs, academic affairs, admissions, library, security, religious leaders and students from the Guild Union and students’ associations educated them about the systems the university operates under.