Kyambogo University Council chairperson Prof. John Okedi disclosed that the university will get a substantive Vice Chancellor next year.
“We shall have a substantial Vice Chancellor before the End of April next year in case there is no other court injunction in the Kyambogo issues,’’ Prof. Okedi said, adding: “this will end the accusations against us for having failed to get a Vice Chancellor.’’
He also said all graduates will receive their testimonials and transcripts on the respective days of graduation.
The council chairperson was speaking at the 13th graduation ceremony presided over by the Minister of Education Janet Kataha Museveni who lauded the academic staff for successfully reviewing of all academic programs and introducing new disciplines in both masters and doctorate (PhD) level.
Mrs. Museveni, also praised the university administration for initiating the ongoing construction works, the development of Information and communication technology that has enabled online admissions and long distance learning, and for marketing the university globally.
“I salute them for having considered availing all transcripts and testimonials in time since the graduands will receive them today,” Mrs. Museveni said, and thanked the parents and guardians who invested in their children’s education.
She added: ‘’2017 has been declared a year for the family by the President of Uganda and all people should secure a culture of a health living and say no to living in danger.”
The ceremony will see 7157 students; 3590 females representing 50.2 per cent and 3567 males representing 49.8 per cent, graduate over three days.
Prof. John P M Ssebuwufu, the Chancellor of Kyambogo University, said the university was slowly improving its status to become one of the best educational institutions in Uganda, focusing on investing in research and innovations.
“The university is one of the cheapest in the country but not everyone can get here so all those who have acquired education from here should not take it for granted,’’ Prof. Sebuwufu observed, and advised the graduates to “get something to do for a living” as they hunt for their ‘dream job’. Kyambogo Acting Vice Chancellor Prof Eli. Katunguka Rwakishaya lauded the president for increasing the salaries of lecturers to Shs15 million, saying the increment “has attracted more people to join the teaching profession.’’