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Enlarge photo: One of the student cultural groups stage a performance at the Cultural Day in May 2011.
 

One of the student cultural groups stage a performance at the Cultural Day in May 2011.


NKumba University management underscores dialogue in its relationship with the students’ Guild, and encourages good politics so that the students can carry on with those values after university and make lasting contributions to society.

While the Dean of Students is the immediate overseer of Guild activities, the rest of management is available to work with the students’ Guild.  In that regard the Dean of Students is the first port of call in the students’ day-to-day interaction with the University management. The interface entails:

  • Student Guild Affairs;
  • Sports and Co-curricula activities;
  • Guidance and Counseling; and,
  • The general discipline of the students.

 

The Dean of Students pursues these matters in large part by interfacing
with the students’ Guild that is headed by the Guild President. The Guild President leads the Guild Executive that the regularly meets the University management regarding student affairs. Students organize and express their views through the Guild government.

  
Mr. David C. Kasasa, Dean of Students.
 

The roles of the University management and that of the Guild government
are inter-linked, which is to help students acquire knowledge, succeed in
their studies and mature as persons

Nkumba University operates a number of hostels within and outside the University campus. Nnaabagereka Hostel that is within the campus houses over 300 female students. Pan Africa Hostel and Mugejjera Hostel, located just outside the University precinct, are for male students. There are a number of other private hostels that offer descent and affordable accommodation for the University students. The University partners with suitable hostels on the basis of Memoranda of Understanding that inter alia encompass safety, security and other obligations of the parties. One such hostel, Tirupati Hostel houses male students and provides transport to and from the University campus for students who reside there.

The University operates a Health Unit with two Nurses and a Nursing Aid as well as the Doctor who reports thrice a week. The clinic is well stocked with the requisite medication for students and staff. The University referral hospitals are Entebbe Hospital, which is 3 kilometers away from the University, and Mulago Hospital in Kampala.

During the freshers’ orientation week, the new students are accorded a tour of the Entebbe neighborhood which is replete with educational and recreational centers.  The Fisheries Training Institute and other research centers such as the Virus Research Institute are located nearby. Entebbe Meteorological Center is within easy reach; and so are the Uganda Wildlife Education Center, several resort beaches and the Botanical Gardens which are beneficial to the tourism and environment students. The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) is also in the neighborhood.   

The University enjoys immense benefits due to proximity to Entebbe International Airport, which is the entry and exit point for foreign visitors and nationals who travel abroad. Not only do students of Hospitality enjoy practical exposure to air transport facilities, procedures and processes, the large number of reputable 3 – 5 Star Hotel facilities in the vicinity also offers opportunities for industrial attachment for the students. For students pursuing Fisheries, Environment and Agriculture programmes, proximity to Lake Victoria – which is the biggest fresh water body in Africa – is an advantage. 

  
 The Current Guild President.

The Dean of Students works hand in hand with the Sports Tutor to ensure the high performance of the University Sports Team, and engages with the Students’ Guild in the organization of the Annual Trade Bazaar for the student community. Moreover, in the course of each Academic Year, the Dean of Students spearheads the International Students’ Day at which the student community exhibit the cultural richness of their backgrounds.

The overall aim in all this is to provide an environment favorable for the students to achieve competence, creativity, confidence and character.

 

Added on: Thursday, January 03rd, 2002

 


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Good school programs. Is so attractive, so I will joint by next year 2015

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