During the Official Visit by National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) to Kyambogo University, the team leader Prof. W.M. Mande appreciated the efforts of management in ensuring that Kyambogo students get hands on training through practical work.
The team from NCHE was on visit to be briefed on the governance of the University and also have a brief tour around the University.
PHOTO: Members of National Council for Higher Education taking a tour of Kyambogo University.
The Vice Chancellor Kyambogo University, Prof. Eli Katunguka Rwakishaya informed the Visiting team that there has also been development of e-campus to support the growing number of students’ records, payment of fees and which is now being rolled out to all Public Universities as Academic Management Information System (AIMS).
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Kyambogo University DICTS, Guild Leaders and Class Coordinators Training On Aims, e-Kampus And the Integration
The training was Organised by the Guild committee of Information, Mobilization and Transportation – Headed by the Mister of the same Hon Aribarema Rogers.
The same was facilitated by the Directorate of Information, Communication and Technology Services.
On the pananel
Dr. Okuonzi John –Director ICTS
Mrs. Estheri Sekasi – Senior Asst. Academic Registrar
Mr. Kasuti David – Senior Administrative Assistant- Dean of Students office
Mr. Kiyimba Geofrey – e-Kampus Team Member
Hon Mbabazi Allan was the coordinator and MC.
In attendance were the staff of DICTS, Guild President and Ministers, GRCs and the class coordinators
The Programme Coordinator called on the;
GRC for Coordinators, Hon. Nerima Patricia to give some remarks.
The representative of the coordinators gave her message in which she requested the coordinators to register with her for easy of communication. She concluded her message with a verse from the bible 1st Cor 13:2-13 that emphasizes love.
Guild Minister of Information, Mobilization and Transportation- Hon Aribarema Rodgers
The Guild Minister commended the members in attendance for the good turn up and thanked the members of the organizing committee.
He also mentioned that he was able to organise the training with the collaboration from:
The minister also addressed the fellow leaders and asked them to work tirelessly to pass on the information and the skills they would attained to the whole students fraternity.
Senior Administrative Assistant- Dean of Students office Mr Kasuti David
Mr. Kasuti after saluting the members in attendance, talked about and emphasized the commendable work that is done by coordinators in disseminating information to the student’s body from the Guild and the University Top Management which has helped to put students to order and help to produce employable graduates from Kyambogo.
He also reminded the coordinators on his request for them to create a forum in which they would address their concerns. Furthermore, he emphasized the need for the students to go off the line and get online as per the purpose of the training at hand. He advised the student coordinators to understand the bureaucracy in the university offices and not get frustrated by the existing procedures in the different offices but work to improve them.
Senior Asst. Academic Registrar- Ag Deputy Registrar Admissions Mrs. Estheri Sekasi
The registrar conveyed greetings from the Academic Registrar whom she had represented in the occasion. She went ahead to commend the organizers on the job well done and initiating such a training –the first of its kind.
On the matters of the training at hand the registrar predicted further reduced lining up as students learn to use the AIMS. In her closing remarks, the registrar emphasized the need for students to timely register and get ready to do exams with not interactions. She also reminded students to go and take photos for freshers – a process that was on going at the time.
Director DICTS – Dr. Okuonzi John
The director thanked the members on the panel for their important collaborations and contributions right from e-Kampus and now to the AMIS. He also emphasized his allegiance and commitment to the students’ body and revealed that over 90% of the employees in the Directorate he heads are former and or students of Kyambogo University and the University produces the best.
The director explained the birth of the e-Kampus system having been a Kyambogo Students project that was supported by the University Management and himself who was their lecturer at the start.
He further revealed to the gathering on how the government of Uganda had benchmarked the e-Kampus system and facilitated the former students of Kyambogo to create the now AMIS in order to manage students records in all the public universities in the country.
The Director also mentioned that the DICTS and the University Management was aiming to enable self-service for all ICT services that include:
He went further to reveal the facilities that the DICTS and the University are still working on to bring the students services closer to them and he also dubbed the training; “Getting services in your hands” In that direction, Dr. Okuonzi also mentioned the facilities in development that included;
The training was them started by Mr. Kiyimba Geofrey and Coordinated by Dr. Okuonzi. This was together with the students who participated in the hands on training.
The Guild Presedent was able to spare a few minutes to close the training.
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Facilitated by the DICTS
By Andrew Ssenyonga
This is the first time in Uganda that any top leader of a university pens a performance contract
Kyambogo University vice chancellor Prof. Eli Katunguka on Wednesday signed a five performance contract aimed at transforming the university into a truly international, research active institution with better qualified staff, adequate facilities and ICT infrastructure, producing high quality relevant and skilled graduates.
“On my part, there are targets that have been set for me to achieve over the next five years; on the part of the council, there are obligations to do with providing the necessary resources for me to achieve the set targets,” he said.
During the ceremony at the university, Katunguka also noted that the move would improve performance of the leadership of the university.
“So, today is a historic occasion in the life of this university when the vice chancellor, who is the top executive of the university, signs a performance contract with the chairman council,” he said.
He added that this will ensure that each leader contributes on the achievement of the overall vision of the university, which is to be the centre of academic and professional excellence.
“The signing of the contract today should send a signal to the staff that it is no longer business as usual,” he warned.
The university council chairman, Prof. John Okedi, disclosed that this is the first time in Uganda that any top leader of a university pens a performance contract with the council.
“In many government institution people have been awarded with permanent and pensionable contract but this one needs review of one’s performance every after a given period of time,” he explained.
Okedi said that Katunguka shall be responsible for the academic, administrative and financial affairs of the university.
“This is a huge task and it means that he is responsible for everything in the university including cleanliness, security, student affairs, roads, lighting, money among others,” he explained.
The University secretary, Charles Okello, noted that the contract is premised in line with the strategic plan of the university which is identified in five pillars.
“These include teaching and learning, research, innovation and knowledge generation, physical infrastructure, facilities and ICT development, institutional development (human resources, financial resource, and policies) and strategic marketing.
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12th April 2017
Re: SELF REGISTRATION FOR 2ND SEMESTER
This is to remind you to enroll, pay fees and self register. Only students who have fully paid up the required fees will be given registration cards. No student will be allowed to do examinations without a valid registration card. Forgery of an examination card is criminal and any culprit found shall be handed over to Police.
CONDUCT OF THE 2016/2017 2ND SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS
At a consultative meeting held on April 11th 2017 in the DVC F/AÔÇÖs office at 4.00pm, It was agreed that no students should be allowed to sit for examination without a valid registration card.
Anybody who allows a student to enter the examination room without a valid registration card will be held liable for any consequences thereafter which shall include invitation to the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee for explanation for causing financial loss to the University.
It was also recommended that a Special Task Force be put in place in order to oversee the conduct of the above examinations.
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Kyambogo University, Makerere UniversityÔÇÖs School of Education, Ministry of Education and Sports department of Pre- and PrimaryEducation, Uganda, CASCA, Australia and Uwezo at Twaweza East Africa, are organizing this national conference.
Uganda has done well in expanding access to primary education. The next step is to make sure that children learn. Far too many do not. The conference will catalyse debate and actions around learning outcomes at national level.
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From Ag. Vice Chancellor
To All Staff
SUBJECT: WELCOME TO THE NEW YEAR AND SECOND SEMESTER
I wish to thank God for having delivered us into the New Year 2017. I believe we are all in good health and spirit as we prepare to start the Second Semester 2016/17.
I thank each one of you in a special way for your hard work and contributions in various aspects of the University life that ensured a successful end of Semester I 2016/17.
The year ended with a Graduation Ceremony which was colourful, tranquil and very well organised despite the heavy rain night of 13th December 2016.
It also ended with excellent performance of our Sports team during Inter University Games in Nairobi and excellent performance of the Debating Group that had travelled to Namibia.
I congratulate the Ceremonies Committee , all the Deans, Administrators in Faculties, Academic Registrar's Department the dean of Students and the Sports persons and the Debating group for having done us proud.
I am also informed that the end of year party was a huge success, Thanks to the Organizers, DVC (F&A) and Chairman of Council.
As we prepare to start the second semester, I wish to request that we mobilize ourselves to do a very good job. Let us commit ourselves to keep the peace, hard work dialogue and respect for each other from now on. You will find Management very willing to listen and to address your issues at any time.
The achievements we have registered over the last three years emphasize one point that we can transform Kyambogo University in to a great International Institution if we all commit ourselves to work hard and keep the peace.
Lastly I wish you a joyous and prosperous 2017.
THE KYAMBOGO 13TH GRADUATION CEREMONY