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  • 16th March, 2020 12:00am
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Islamic University in Uganda has sworn in new student representatives for the 2020 – 2021 academic year in a dignified event held on 11th March 2020 at the main campus Mbale.

 H.E Welunga Yusuf, a law student was sworn in as the new Guild president while Fatumah Nakibuule, an Education student as the Lady vice. Ministers, Members of Parliament and hall representatives were also sworn. 

 The Vice Rector Academic Affairs Prof. Ismail Simbwa Gyagenda who was the guest of honour assured that the administration will support and work closely with the student representatives for the betterment of both the students and the mighty institution.

 “It is obvious that sometimes we face challenges as an institution but we need to work together to find practical solutions. our doors are wide open for your ideas and suggestions especially those that will help better the stay of students here.” He added.

 The vice rector further implored the new student leaders to strike a balance between leadership and Education because it is the primary reason why they are at the University.

 “Assuming a leadership position is a great honour but you should also know that Academics is the major reason you are here. So as you serve students, think about your grades” Gyagenda counselled.

 He congratulated the newly sworn-in leaders and wished them a productive stay in office.

 The IUIU Dean of Students Dr. Sulait Daud Kabali while giving his remarks resonated that as leaders, they should always seek guidance where they have no acquaintance. 

 “Good leaders are those who consult where they don’t know. I, therefore, urge you to always consult the administration and your predecessors on things that you don’t know” the Dean intreated.

 In his inauguration speech, the Guild President H.E Yusuf Welunga says he is committed to serving the students irrespective of their nationalities.

 “This is a multi-cultural university, and I very well understand that it is home to students from over 21 countries but I want to assure you that in this government we shall have equal opportunities as students,” Welunga remarked. 

 The Guild President  called for unity and support from students as he takes on office duty.