By APN Reporter
The 5th Guild President of Kabale University as a Public University was on the 21st Of October 2020 Sworn in to office in a function held at the University main campus on Kikungiri hill.
Godfrey Niwamanya the sworn in Guild President was elected to office on the 17th of March 2020, however due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic he was not able to take office due to closure of all Institutions of higher learning.
The swearing in of the new Guild officials preceded the handover ceremony by the outgoing Guild Cabinet, the event was presided over by Prof. Benon Basheka, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge Academic Affairs) who represented the Vice Chancellor. Present on the swearing in and handover ceremony was Anny Bwenye-Katabaazi (Mrs.), the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration), Mr. Baryantuma Johnson Munono, the University Secretary, Mr. Narcicir Tibenderana, the Academic Registrar, Mr. Amos Tukamushaba, the Dean of Students among many other officials.
Prof. Benon Basheka officiated the ceremony, while addressing the Guild Officials and the entire students’ community, he thanked the outgoing students’ government for executing their duties diligently on behalf of the University Management.
Prof. Benon Basheka explained the role of student leaders in any Academic Institution as they are called to serve other students by ensuring that Students Academics is given priority.
He called upon the incoming student leaders to ensure that there are students innovations by changing students’ attitudes, Lecturers are available to teach students, bad cultures in the teaching sector are fought against and create a data bank for all the University students. He warned students leaders to avoid amending the constitution to suit their interest.
Prof. Benon Basheka informed students that Kabale University Medical students were cleared by the East African Dental and Medical Council and graduates from Kabale University will be able to work in any country with in the East African Region.
While addressing the students, The University Secretary Jonhnson Baryantuma Munono welcomed them back to the University and asked them to observe the Standard Operating Procedures in a bid to avoid a possible outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic.
Baryantuma also commended Evelyn Natukunda, the outgoing Guild President for having successfully completed her term of office with not student’s strikes and challenged the New-Guild President to emulate her.
He further lauded the outgoing Games Union for the record they had set in sports citing the excellent performance they demonstrated during the inter University Sports League.
Amos Tukamushaba the dean of students urged students to be disciplined and have respect for others if they want to be successful leaders.
He emphasized need for team work amongst the student’s leaders themselves, University Management and the entire Students Community.