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IUIU Rector, Professor Gyagenda Holds Ramadhan Iftar Dinner

  • 17th April, 2022 12:00am
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On Saturday, 16th April, 2022, the Rector of the Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) Professor Ismail Simbwa Gyagenda held Ramadhan 2022/1443 Iftar Dinner at the university's Main Campus in Mbale City. 

Speaking during the function, Professor Gyagenda  asked Muslims to thank Allah (God)  for keeping them alive amid COVID-19 pandemic that has claimed many lives. 

According to the Rector, several people including those contributed a lot to the development of IUIU  succumbed to the deadly virus. 

"A lot of people including those who played tremendous roles to the development of IUIU  succumbed to COVID-19 pandemic but we are still alive and fasting today. We need to thank Allah for keeping us alive," the Rector said. 

Professor Gyagenda added that IUIU is committed continue producing competent graduates that are ready to serve Uganda, Africa and entire world. 

"IUIU is a second oldest university in Uganda BUT when we talk of producing skilled and moral graduates, IUIU is second to none. Employees in Uganda, Africa and the entire world say IUIU graduates have both skills and character ," the Rector said.

The Rector confirmed that the 30th graduation ceremony of the institution is set to be held in June but the exact date will be announced soon. 

Speaking at the same function, the Eastern Muslim Regional Kadhi, Sheikh Ahmad Haamid Wandega commended IUIU for contributing tremendously to the social-economic growth of Eastern Uganda, Uganda, Africa and the entire World. 

"IUIU is contributing a lot to this region, Eastern Uganda. Not just Eastern Region but also Uganda, Africa and the entire World. The competent graduates that IUIU produce are contributing a lot in our communities," the Regional Kadhi said. 

The Ramadan Iftar Dinner brought together Muslim Leaders, Government Officials, Medical Practitioners, Cultural Leaders, IUIU Staff and Students among others.

Some of the notable people that attended the event include IUIU Vice Rector (Finance and Administration) Professor Abdul Kaziba Mpaata, IUIU Vice Rector (Academic Affairs) Dr Jamil Serwanga, IUIU Academic Registrar Dr Halima Wakabi Akbar, Resident City  Commissioner Mbale who is also IUIU student  Ahamada Washaki and Elder of Bamasaba John Amram Wagyabyalire.