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Guidance and Counselling Unit - Open Day for all
Kyambogo University Guidance and Counselling Unit is organising an open day to sensitize the community about Counselling and Counselling services on 19th September, 2018. We seek to network with bonafide professional counsellors, counselling firms, institutions that practice counselling especially other public universities.
Counsellors shall offer probono/free counselling to staff, students and the community. The activity will take place at the east end sports ground from 8.30am to 4.30pm. Come and know more about Counselling, receive the service and actively participate. Jean Nuwagaba, Senior University Counsellor.
FACULTY OF VOCATIONAL STUDIES HONOURS PROFESSOR FELIX KIOLI AND RECOGNISES THE RETIRED STAFF
By Mutungi Emmanuel.
On 27th July, 2018 the Faculty of Vocational Studies held a cocktail to honor and recognize individuals that have made an impact in the lives of the students and also in promoting scholarship.
The function started with opening remarks from Head of Department Art and Industrial Design Dr Emmanuel Mutungi who was the lead organizer. Dr Peter Rukundo from the department of Human Nutrition and Home Economics was the master of ceremonies and he skillfully contained the function using his kiga roots. The Dean, Faculty of Vocational Studies, Assoc. Prof. Bosco Bua gave the over view of the faculty and thanked the retired members of staff and Prof. Felix Kioli from South Eastern Kenya University- Kenya. He thanked the Chief Guest Prof. Eli Katunguka, the Vice Chancellor for his leadership that is making Kyambogo University one of the leading universities in Uganda.
Prof Kioli was at Kyambogo University, Department of Art and Industrial Design as a visiting Professor. He came to Kyambogo University in April 2018 under Inter University Council for East Africa program where universities host scholars from member universities. During his stay Prof. Felix Kioli customised the post graduate student Hand book to the Department of Art and Industrial Design and aligned it with the upcoming PhD program in Design and Visual Culture.
Professor Kioli conducted six (6) Masters and three (3) PhD colloquiums and seminars. In addition, he held 56 face to face sessions with graduate students in regard to their research interests. The seminars and colloquiums were concentrated on the following; setting foundations for research, components of Research, logical flow, literature review and theory foundation. He worked with masters students in preparation of their final write up for their research projects.
During his stay Prof. Kioli participated in monitoring of IT students of Art and Industrial Design where he offered his expertise. His stay at the department helped staff members to share their experiences both in academics and cultural life. Professor Kioli visited several homes of staff members. Some members took him to several places of interest in Uganda.
The function which was blessed by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Eli Katunguka, Assoc. Professor Wanyama, Assoc Professor Wambede, Dean Graduate School. The Vice Chancellor recognized retired members of staff for their dedicated service to Kyambogo University. In total, 13 members of staff who retired were recognized for their contribution to Kyambogo University.
The members included Assoc. Professor William Faustine Epeju, Assoc. Professor Habib Kato, Mr. Mugisha John, Mrs Ayiga Josephine, Mrs Efata Cecily, Mrs Ojera Getrude, Mr Obwol Tom, Mr Tukacungurwa Levi, Mr. Butindo Eddie, Dr Wanaku Boniface, Mr. Kagwa and Mr Kavuma William. The mentioned members served Kyambogo University until they attained 60 years of age which is the mandatory age of retirement though some are still serving the university on contractual arrangement.
The Dean, Faculty of Vocational Studies Assoc. Professor Bua Bosco thanked the retired members for the dedicated services to Kyambogo University and further appreciated those who were still serving on contract for their continued service to Kyambogo University and Uganda as a country.
The Vice Chancellor who graced the occasion thanked Professor Kioli for choosing to work with Kyambogo University and particularly the Department of Art and Industrial Design. He challenged members of staff to develop collaborative programs as a way of expanding scholarship. He further challenged members to engage themselves into research such that new knowledge is generated.
He thanked all the members who retired from Kyambogo University for their great contribution. He emphasized that their contribution is a reason that the faculty has honored them and recognized them. He argued them to continue supporting Kyambogo University in whichever project of assignment because Kyambogo shaped their character. He handed them customized certificate of recognition for their contribution to Kyambogo University
All members were then requested to sign a partly concealed canvas. Members applied their signatures. Once everybody had signed, the canvas was unveiled. The Canvas had a portrait of Professor Felix Kioli. It was painted by one of the Master of Art and Industrial Design student Mr.Edward Kamugisha. The Vice Chancellor penned his final signature and then handled it to Professor Felix Kioli as a token of appreciation. The cocktail went on until 8:00pm when members departed at leisure.
THE EAST AFRICAN DEBATE CHAMPIONSHIP IN PICTURES
Kyambogo University Hosted the EAUDC 2018 and the following is what happed in pictures
The Representative of the chief guest Hon. Dr. John Chrysostom Muyingo (MP) Graced the occasion.
Later he was treated to a lunchon and was able to return for the function.
The delegates on the high table included: R to L The DVC F&A Assoc. Prof. Fabian Nabugoomu, The vice chancellor-Prof. Elly Katunguka, The Chief Guest, The chairman council Prof John Okedi, The representative from the inter University Council for East Africa, The lord councilor Mr. Bruhan Byaruhanga, and the Dean of student Mss. Mildred Tibananuka.
The host Vice Chancellor Chats with the Chief Guest
A paint of the First Lady of Uganda and Minister of Education and Sorts was painted in less than a minute.
The Dean of students addressed the gathering
The Chair-Organizing committee and AG Deputy Dean of Students, Mr. Mugomba Francis. had a clear view but from a distance.
A primary seven pupil presented a paper about the role of the youth in the integration of East Africa.
The chief guest addressed the gathering ...
The chief guest recognized the primary seven pupil on the job well done
Some sponsors displayed their product to attract some customers.
The CO-CA Kishemeire Partricia took time to smile at the camera.
The chairman council addressed the gathering.
The Guild President of Kyambogo University HE. Amanya German and other visiting guild representatives posed for photos with the Vice Chancellor
Meal were served at the East end dining hall to all participants of the tournament.
Our visitors had enough time to take pictures with us.
The Guild Minister for Information and Guild President requested for word from the VC.
Some of the officials from other universities graced the occasion.
A masters debate was held to put the participants in the tournament mood.
Some of the visiting participants that took part in the debate
Office of the Dean of Students
Orientation Programme 2018/2019
Below is the Freshers' Orientation Week Programme Academic Year 2018/2019. For more information see the Dean of Students office.
Office of the Academic Registrar
SOROTI AND BUSHENYI LEARNING CENTRES ADVERTISEMENT FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2018/2019
Kyambogo University has opened new study centres in Soroti and Bushenyi.The Academic Registrar therefore invites applications for private admission to the following programmes in Soroti and Bushenyi External Learning Centres for the 2018/2019 Academic Year. Detailed weighting criteria and fees structure can be accessed on the website https://admissions.kyu.ac.ug or www.kyu.ac.ug. Application is online upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Shs.50,000/=(Nationals from the Republics of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda and South Sudan) and $30 (Other Nationals) plus whatever bank charges that are levied by each bank integrated with KyU system namely: Dfcu Bank, Eco Bank and Stanbic Bank. Applicants with qualifications from countries other than Uganda must submit photocopies of equated academic documents from UNEB to the Admissions Office, Room 1 on submission of the online application form and not later than the closing date for receiving applications.The Deadline for receiving application forms is Friday 20th July 2018.
Office of the Academic Registrar
Admission Lists for the academic year 2018-2019
Office of the Academic Registrar
P.O.BOX 1 KYAMBOGO TEL. 0414-285035/041-2895037/287502/287343
The Academic Registrar, Kyambogo University, invites applicati ons for private admission to the following programmes for the 2018/2019 Academic Year. Detailed weighting criteria and fees structure can be accessed on the website http://application.kyu.ac.ug/ or www.kyu.ac.ug. Applicants should fill the forms online from the website: http://application.kyu.ac.ug/. On submitting the form, print out a payslip and pay a non-refundable fee of Shs.50,000/=(Nati onals from the Republics of Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and South Sudan) and $30 (Other Nati onals) plus whatever bank charges that are levied by each bank integrated with our system namely: Dfcu Bank, Eco Bank and Stanbic Bank. Applicants with qualifications from countries other than Uganda must submit photocopies of equated academic documents from UNEB to the Admissions Office, Room 3 on submission of the online application form and not later than the closing date for receiving applications.The Deadline for receiving application forms is Monday 30th April 2018 by 12.00am (Mid night).
N.B. Applicants who may fi nd difficulties filling the online form can receive help strictly at the University’s Admissions Office Rooms 1, 2, 3, 4 & 16, ICT Office and Computer Centre.
General Admission Requirements
A candidate shall be deemed eligible for considerati on for admission to a fi rst degree programme at the University if he/she has:
(i) The Ugandan Certificate of Education (O’Level) with a minimum of 5 passes obtained at the same sitting, and
(ii) At least 2 Principal Passes in approved subjects obtained at the same sitti ng of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education Examination (A’Level).
Exceptions to the above general admission requirements are spelt out in the Weighting Criteria.
The Application system will be open on 9th April 2018
Invitation For Bids under Open Domestic Bidding
Kyambogo University has allocated funds to be used in the purchase of Legal services under framework contract arrangement for a period of 18months;
- Bidding will be conducted in accordance with the open domestic bidding procedures contained in the Government of Uganda’ Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority Act , and its Regulations, 2014 are open to all bidders from Uganda.
- Bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders upon payment of a non refundable fee of Sh.100,000/= (one hundred thousand shillings only), payable on to Kyambogo University A/C 9030005704587– Stanbic Bank;
Payment procedure: Pay on the above account, present the Bank payment slip to Desk Officer, Other Assets (Room 3, ground floor) for issuance of the receipt to be presented to Procurement and Disposal Unit at the address on 5(b) for issuance of the Solicitation document.
- (a) Sealed applications clearly marked “Application for Provision of Legal Services to Kyambogo University” should physically be delivered at the under mentioned address by 00am 0n 14th June, 2018. The bids will be opened at 12:00noon in the Procurement and Disposal Unit, Administration Building (1st Floor), Kyambogo University, in the presence of the applicants who wish to attend.
Note that the bidding documents should be submitted in properly sealed and labeled envelopes
(b) The Head Procurement and Disposal Unit, Administration Building (1st Floor), Kyambogo University, Kamp P. O. Box 1, Kyambogo, Tel 0414- 287587, Fax 0414-288328
- The Criteria to be used for evaluation are set out in the Solicitation document and is in accordance with the procedures specified in the Public Procurement and Disposal of public Assets Act and its Regulations, 2003.
- The planned procurement schedule (Subject to change) is as follows:
Publish bid Notice
17th May, 2018
Opening of quotations
14th June , 2018
Evaluation of bids
18th June, 2018
Display and communication of best evaluated bidder notice
(within 10 working days from Contracts Committee approval of evaluation report)
Contract award and signature
(after expiry of the best evaluated bidder notice)
Kyambogo University Writes Dictionary on Sign Language
(JUSTUS LYATUU The Observer)
Kyambogo University’s faculty of Special Needs and Rehabilitation has launched a Ugandan Sign Language storybook and dictionary. Anna goes to School was authored by Sam Lutalo-Kiingi and Goedele A.M. De Clerck and the sign languages dictionary is titled, Sign Languages of the World.
Prof Elly Katunguka, the vice chancellor, during the launch a few days ago, said this is the first book in a new series titled ‘A Deaf Child’s First Reader’, which aims at supporting deaf children in their education and reading development. Katunguka said the institution focuses on five pillar areas which include; teaching and learning; research, innovation and knowledge generation. “As we celebrate this achievement, the department of Chemistry in conjunction with Indian Trade and Investment for Africa (SITA) also held Global
Leather training last year; the training was intended to empower university staff with leather technology,” he said. Katunguka further explained that the leather training programme had interest in processes and controls from preservation to finishing, international markets and market requirements for different stages of leather sales and environmental controls in leather processing.
“The university strives to promote and enhance research; members of staff are continuously being encouraged and supported to attend and participate in national and international
conferences,” he explained. Information at Kyambogo shows that 54 members staff have benefited from the Makerere-Sweden Bilateral Research Programme (2015-2020) under post-doctorate, PhD and master’s. Also, eight members of staff have been supported to study PhD by African Development Bank (AfDB) and 8 others have equally benefitted from Norwegian government scholarships for PhDs and Master’s programmes.
As the university continues improving staffing, several infrastructure development projects are also ongoing in order to provide a conducive learning environment. These include; Central Virtual library, Technical Teacher Education complex, Multi-Purpose Science Complex and Central Teaching Facility.
“This infrastructure is funded by AfDB to a tune of Shs 87 billion ($25m). This is a milestone; the university has been operating in dilapidated structures.” Katunguka said.
KYAMBOGO UNIVERSITY; GROWING STAEADILY TO BECOME THE LEADING UNIVERSITY IN UGANDA
By Jennifer Sibbo Rukundo-Public relations officer Kyambogo University
As its vision goes, Kyambogo university is steadily growing to be a centre of Academic and professional excellence. This has been proven in its expansion and growth all around; Kyambogo University focuses on five (5) pillar areas; Teaching and Learning, Research, Innovation and Knowledge Generation, Physical infrastructure, Facilities and ICT Development, Institutional Development, Strategic Marketing.
His Excellence President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni congratulates Prof. Elly Kagtunguka the Vice Chancellor Kyambogo University after being awarded a Golden medal on 1/5/2018 International Labor day celebrations in Sembabule for distinguished service
Kyambogo University Faculty of Special Needs and Rehabilitation launched the first-ever Ugandan Sign Language (UgSL) storybook, Anna goes to School (Sam Lutalo-Kiingi &Goedele A.M. De Clerck, 2017 and a Sign Languages Dictionary (Signs languages of the World). This is the first book in a new series titled ‘A Deaf Child’s First Reader’, which aims at supporting deaf children in their education and reading development in Uganda and Sub-Saharan Africa
The Department of Chemistry in conjunction with Indian Trade and Investment for Africa (SITA) held Global Leather training on 22nd November 2017 at Kyambogo University. The training was intended to empower Kyambogo University staff with leather technology principles with key interest in;
- global leather industry and importance to Africa;
- Processes and controls from preservation to finishing
- Quality parameters during leather processing
- Leather testing requirements and processes
- International markets and market requirements for different stages of leather sales
- Restricted substances in the leather processing;
- Environmental controls in Leather processing
Some of the leather sandals made by the students
The International relations and collaborations at Kyambogo University make it more unique and popular. This is evidenced by occasional students who come for exchange programs. This exchange program comes from a long-standing relationship between Kyambogo University and other universities in different disciplines.
VC Prof. Elly Katunguka welcomes the Free University of Brussels (VUB) team. Shakes hands with the Jacquiline Couder in charge of International relations
Free University of Brussels team with KYU Administrators at the Administration block
The University strives to promote and enhance research across the whole University. Members of staff are continuously being encouraged and supported to attend and participate in national and international conferences. A total of 54 members staff have benefited from Makerere-Sweden Bilateral Research Programme (2015-2020) under Postdoc, Ph.D and masters. In the same way, 8 members of staff have been supported under PhD by African Development Bank and 58 members of staff have equally benefitted from Norwegian government scholarships under PhDs and Masters programmes. These beneficiaries are continuing with their courses and research work at different levels.
Looking at the amazing infrastructure, the new structures which have been built give a conducive atmosphere to students to concentrate during lectures and during private study.
Prof. Elly Katunguka has no doubt that the modern facilities will improve sanitation around the university. “This is a mile stone for Kyambogo University. The university has been operating in dilapidated structures.” Prof Katunguka stated during the launch.
The four new structures were constructed by Ambitious Construction Company with funding from African Development Bank (AfDB) to a tune of $25m (abut shs.87b). They include Central Virtual library, Technical Teacher Education complex, Multi-purpose science complex and Central teaching facility.
Some of the new buildings making Kyambogo University to shine
African Journal of Education, Science and Technology
FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
LANGUAGES AND COMMUNICATION DEPT
Kiswahili & French Short Courses
The Department of Languages and Communication, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, invites Applications for Short courses in Kiswahili and French offered at stages, one and two, leading to the award of a Certificate on completion of each stage.
Stage one will be for those who have no background/no prior knowledge of the language and wish to start.
Stage two will be for those who have the language background/ have prior knowledge of the language and wish to take it to the next level.
Beginning OF Lessons: August in-take 2018
Lessons End: December 2018
Type of Programme: Evening and Weekend Lessons
Fee: Ug. shs. 350,000= payable on KYU account 9030005704587 Stanbic Bank
Registration: At the Department of Languages and Communication.
For more details contact the following:
Mr. Mukundane Benon
(Head of Kiswahili section)
Dr. Victoria Bakurumpagi
(Head of French section)
THE PROGRAM IS OPEN TO STAFF, STUDENTS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC