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IUSU (Islamic University Students' Union)
The Students' Union was established in 1988/89 Academic year under a constitution (Islamic University Students Union Constitution) which was drafted and agreed upon by all the students and was approved by the Executive Board (Second top organ) of the University. According to the IUSU Constitution which was amended in 2004, the objectives of the Students' Union include;
1.Fostering Unity among the students of the University
2. Instituting an efficient Student's Administration
3. Promoting Leadership Qualities
4. Handling Students' Affairs
5. Promoting Islamic values and Articulating Students' Interests among others.
The Constitution also outlines the organs of the IUSU Government, functions of these organs, procedures for election of leaders, functions of the various office bearers, and other provisions.
Given the provisions in the IUSU Constitution, the students' body has a great potential to contribute to the smooth running of the University provided the established channels are properly followed. The students' parliament is an effective forum through which students concerns can be addressed. These concerns can then be channeled through the Cabinet, the Executive and to the University Administration through the University Coordinator. The various ministries are mechanisms through which specific issues can be effectively handled. The following are highlights of how some ministries can effectively play their roles;
The Daawa Ministry plays a central role in organizing Daawa Programmes in the University both on and off Campus. Over the years, the Daawa Ministry has been in the forefront of Daawa activities in the University. Their activities include but are not limited to daily Halaq Programmes, Preaching in the Mosque, Organizing Itqaf, Outreach Programmes outside the University, Ramadhan Conventions, Idd Celebrations and Neighbournet Programmes in the halls of residence.
The Ministry of Sports, Games and Entertainment plays a Key role in organizing Games and Sports activities in the University which include Inter-Hall, Inter-Year, Inter-Associations and Inter-National Competitions. In addition the Ministry prepares the various University teams for Inter-University games as well as friendly Matches with other institutions.
The Ministry of Production is the investment component of the IUSU Government. It is responsible for Identifying, Planning and Executing Investment Programmes for the IUSU. For example they have put up the Guild Canteen from which the Union gets income in the form of monthly rent from tenants. It has the potential to make more investments which can play a big part in boosting the finances of the Guild to enable it to finance its various programmes.
The Mess Minister deals with issues to do with the feeding of students at the Cafeteria.
The Minister of Off-Campus Affairs is responsible for monitoring the welfare of students who reside Off Campus.
The Minister of Information plays a key role in keeping the students community informed about news worthy issues both on and Off - Campus.
The Ministry of Education helps to monitor and coordinate matters pertaining to academic issues in the faculties.
The Student Congress is the organ of the IUSU which provides a forum through which all students meet and articulate their issues openly.
At the Congress the Rector and other top Administrators of the University may be invited to listen to the students problems directly and issue clarifications on various article issues. Some crucial policies such as Zero Balance Policy and Fees Cards are clarified at such Congresses. It is clear from the above that the IUSU Government does play a very essential role in the University.
The IUSU President is a member of the University Council the highest Policy making body of the University. He participates in the decision making at this highest level. Besides, the Students' Leaders who play the various roles get excellent leadership training which greatly influences their future careers as is evidenced by many former students' leaders who are occupying high profile positions both in government and other organizations.
The Daawa Ministry plays a central role in organizing Daawa Programmes in the University both on and off Campus. Over the years, the Daawa Ministry has been in the forefront of Daawa activities in the University. Their activities include but are not limited to daily Halaq Programmes, Preaching in the Mosque, Organizing Itqaf, Outreach Programmes outside the University, Ramadhan Conventions, Idd C elebrations and Neighbournet Programmes in the halls of residence.
Information Last Updated on:06 Sep 2012