The Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) celebrated its 34th Anniversary yesterday. The event took place at Main campus in Mbale city Under the theme ” Re-Imagining and Re-thinking the Role of Alumni Association in Transformation of the University.”
The celebrations brought a number of IUIU Alumni of High profile namely His Excellency Dr Galiwango Hassan who is the High Commissioner of Uganda to Kenya, Dr Jamil Serwanga who is Vice Rector (Academic Affairs) of IUIU , Dr Halima Wakabi Akbar who is the first female Academic Registrar of IUIU, Mr .Ssekindi the chairman of IUIU Alumni Association (IUAA).
Addressing the students, Dr Galiwango who was at IUIU from 1990 to 1993, said he is grateful to get his studies at the Islamic University in Uganda. The High Commissioner said IUIU prepares its students for the future.
“IUIU graduates complete students who are ready to compete with others in the job market and because of the high quality of IUIU Education I managed to pursue my PhD in two and half years yet others spend ten years studying PhD,”he said.
He also emphasized Students to upgrade their Academic Documents from Bachelor’s to PhD and also put emphasis on the class degree they hold because it’s the only way to excel.
Dr.Madina Nabukela the director IUIU females’ Campus Commended IUIU for grooming her in terms of discipline and academic excellence.
“If it wasn’t IUIU I couldn’t be here today, because I for one I was some how sturbon but I thank IUIU for changing me,” Dr.Madina said.
In his remarks, IUIU Rector Professor Ismail Simbwa Gyagenda prayed to the Alumni of IUIU to always give in a hand in order to facilitate the growth and development of the university.
The Islamic University in Uganda was established on 10th February, 1988 by the second largest Inter-governmental organisation in the world, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in collaboration with Government of Uganda (GoU) to provide quality Education to the English speaking countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 1990, and it started with of two faculties and 80 students.Currently IUIU has a total number of over 10,000 students from over 21 Countries a cross the Continent.