Dr. Ahmed Kawesa Sengendo

The Office of the Rectorship welcomes you to IUIU. Islamic University in Uganda has become an example in the region with provision of Quality Education services to the people of all races and classes. The enrolment has improved greatly and great change is expected.

The Office of Rector and Responsibility

He is responsible for the direction of the academic, administrative and financial affairs of the University in accordance with guidelines laid down by the University Council. He is the Secretary of the Council and coordinates the functions of the Council and those of the Executive Board (Senate). He represents the University with dealings with the Government and other relevant authorities and institutions. He is chareged with responsibility of preparing an annual report on the University affairs, submit it to the executive board for renew before presenting it to the University Council. In the absence of the Chairman of the Council, the Rector presides over ceremonial assemblies of the University and confers degrees and other academic titles and distinctions of the University. The Rector must be a Muslim, citizen of member countries of the OIC and must have distinguished himself in Islamic, Scientific or Academic matters.

More About Dr. Ahmed Kawesa Sengendo

Dr. Ahmed Kawesa Sengendo is the first Ugandan to serve as the Rector of Islamic University in Uganda. He has had a distinguished career as Lecturer, Scholar and Administrator in IUIU. He joined as one of the Pioneer staff when the University opened its doors in 1988. He has served in various positions within the University starting as University Secretary from 1988-2001. He was then promoted to Vice Rector from 2001-2003 and to finally Rector in 2005. Since his appointment, he has strengthened the core academic and research operations of the University, fostered close links with business and industry to improve the financial status of the university. He has represented the University to the Government authorities and the neighbouring communities. Under his Leadership, he has overseen the expansion of the University to other regions of the Country. Presently the University has 4 campuses. The main campus in Mbale, one Northern Uganda (Arua), one in the Capital Kampala(Kampala Campus) and one in Kabojja (Females campus). This has increased the total student enrolment. He has directed major construction projects within the university that are helping to improve the facilities at the University. New buildings for Administration, Lectures, Student Halls of residence and many other facilities have been constructed within the University. Prior to joining IUIU Dr. Ahmed Sengendo was a Lecturer at Makerere University in Uganda. Dr. Sengendo holds a bachelor of Science degree and Masters Degree from Makerere University (UG) and a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas (USA). He was on Fulbright Scholarship for his Ph.D. Dr. Sengendo is an Orator and those who have listened to his speeches are amazed by his Oratory and rakish repertoire. He has been honoured on several occasions with various achievements and he is happily married with children.