A total of 2338 students graduated at Kampala International University on Saturday. This was during the 17th graduation ceremony held at the institutions main campus. The event was graced by, AMB Cornelius O. Oluwateru, the high commissioner of the federal republic of Nigeria in Uganda.
Speaking at the ceremony, the founder and proprietor of Kampala international University (KIU), Hajji Hassan Basajjabalaba, said inviting AMB Oluwateru as the chief guest was a sign of recognizing the support of the Nigerian government to the institution.
He said KIU is striving to develop the learning environment which will see the completion of a teaching hospital at the Tanzanian campus revealing that KIU is in a partnership with the government of Nigeria which will see the university receive more academic staff of which 107 will be lecturers, 22 full time professors, 34 associate professors other senior lecturers.
“I want to thank you this time because the quality of these lecturers we had never got it from your government, 27 will be going to KIU Dar-es-salam campus, 48 to Western campus and 32 to the main campus,” Basajjabalaba added.
Presiding over the ceremony, the chief guest, Oluwateru ,thanked the University for accepting their staff and nurturing the Nigerian students into responsible citizens. “The government of Nigeria is willing to give more assistance” he said.
Different students graduated with PhD, masters, degree and certificates, of these 61% were male and 39 % female.12 students graduated with PhD, 91 with master’s degree and 32 students graduated with first class degree.
Major John a graduate in human resource management attributed his success to the almighty God and his parents who with their guidance, moral and financial support helped him graduate.