By Spy Uganda
A total of 3000 graduands were awarded with degrees and diplomas as Kampala International University (KIU) held its 21st Graduation Ceremony at the Kampala Campus on 16th November, 2019.
Over 2962 students graduated from the Kansanga based university with diplomas, bachelors, masters and PhDs.
Out of the graduands, 41 per cent were female, while 59 per cent were male. 38 per cent of the students graduated in science courses whereas 62 per cent graduated in arts courses.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs Prof. George William Nasinyama presented the special awards in recognition of the 38 graduands who scored first class degrees.
Prof. Nasinyama said that “Only 16 per cent of the students have been unable to graduate due to financial constraints.”
He urged sponsors to come forward and help these students complete their education and cautioned the graduands to jealously guard what they have earned.
The Chairperson University Council, Prof. Fred Mangeni Wabwire, commended KIU for maintaining its stature by having world class infrastructure and quality human resource. He also urged graduands to pursue further education at KIU.
Hajji Hassan Basajjabalaba, the University proprietor , recognised other higher institutions of learning like Kyambogo University for offering facilities for KIU’s engineering students.
He also thanked the Government of Nigeria for providing over 30 PhD staff in service to the university.
The Vice Chancellor Dr. Mouhamad Mpezamihigo, commended KIU for its achievement in graduating wholesome students who contribute greatly to society.
“KIU has become a center of knowledge creation and other universities should benchmark their curriculum with that of this institution, ” he said.
Mary Karooro Okurut, the Minister in charge of general duties in the office of the Prime Minister, who was the Chief guest, thanked the proprietor of the University for his handwork in producing competent graduands every year.
“The government congratulates KIU for launching a program in the field of Health Sciences, and for launching a state of the art School of Science and Technology,” said Okurut.