KIU, Western Campus – The Faculty of Biomedical Sciences on August 15 held its orientation exercise for students of 1.2 in the Conference Hall of KIU Teaching Hospital.
The exercise, which was aimed at welcoming students to the Faculty, was graced by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for KIU Western Campus Prof. Frank Mugisha Kaharuza, the Assistant Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Finance and Administration Dr. Mustapha Mundu, the Dean of the Faculty Prof. Anyanwu Emeka, the Campus Administrator Asiat Mbabazi plus the Heads of Department (HODs) and Teaching and Learning Coordinators (TLCs) from the Faculty.
According to Prof. Anyanwu Emeka (in the photo), the Deans of the faculty, Prof. Kaharuza welcomed the students and stressed to them the importance of being focused so that they can avoid retakes and repeats because they have serious implications.
Dr. Mundu assured them that there is zero tolerance for academic malpractice and other forms of malpractices and encouraged them to do their best to avoid appearing before panels.
Prof. Anyanwu welcomed the students to the Faculty and told them that if they can make it this far, then they have the potential and capacity to become the best in the respective programs they are doing and their careers.
He also informed them about the uniqueness of the university including the exceptionality of the various staff components that are from various parts of the world including Asia, Europe, South America as well as across Africa.
He added that such diversity will help them appreciate the uniqueness of the various parts of the world and make their training more professional.
Prof. Anyanwu also encouraged them to work hard and assured them that the university has all it takes including the best laboratories and various aspects of training which Uganda and East Africa can ever offer.
The Campus Administrator advised the students to believe in themselves because they can become anything they want to become. She also shared her phone contact with them and implored them to reach out to her whenever they face any force of maltreatment or undue harassment from anyone in the university.
The Dean then introduced the HODs and TLCs who briefed the students on how the Faculty runs, which was followed by a Q&A session that concluded the day’s proceedings.