Nkumba University will mark 25 years of existence on Tuesday June 18, 2019. Activities to mark the Silver Jubilee will be launched on Thursday February 8, 2019. Among the various engagements slated for the launch day will be thanksgiving prayers as well as the naming of various buildings at the main University campus in Entebbe.

All Alumni and friends of the University are welcome to indicate their interest to participate in the series of other activities leading up to the D-day. Some of the activities will include:

  • A research conference to be organized by the School of Postgraduate Studies and Research
  • A showcase of women celebrating gender activities to be organized by the School of Social Sciences
  • A fashion and exhibitions show to be staged by the School of Commercial, Industrial Art and Design
  • Nkumba Open Day to showcase to the general public the University’s various other academic activities.
  • Various students’ activities that will entail sports, debates as well as other competitions
  • Outreach to the neighborhood by the Catering Department at the School of Sciences to offer cooking lessons to the community.

For further information and guidance contact the following:

Mr. Bernard Eceru, Public Relations Officer (0755766766)

Mr. Joseph German Kiggundu, Alumni Publicity Secretary (0702419407

 

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Dr. Francis Kasekende, the University Secretary, was on November 5, 2018 promoted to Associate Professor by the Board of Trustees of Nkumba University on the recommendation of the University Council. He holds a PhD, a Masters Degree in Business Administration with specialization in Human Resource Management, a Bachelor of Education with specialization in Educational Administration and Management as well as a Diploma in Education. Assoc. Prof.  Kasekende has published extensively and has engaged notably in community work. He was since 2012 Senior Lecturer, Head of Department and Acting Dean of Faculty at Makerere University Business School. In addition to human resource management, his academic and practical contribution has been in the areas of Organisational Behaviour and Organisational Development.

As University Secretary at Nkumba University, Assoc. Prof. Kasekende is head of the Secretariat of the University Council and is also the Accounting Officer of the University. His office is in charge of the human resources, keeping and maintaining the inventory and superintending the management and development of the University assets. 

 

Four Nkumba University students departed for Austria over the weekend on the Erasmus Plus Exchange Programme that will last them over five months.

The Erasmus+ programme is a European Union scheme for enhancing mobility of students for a rounded global education experience. There are over 4000 institutions of higher learning in 37 countries participating in the Erasmus+ exchange programme, which additionally provides mobility opportunities in training as well as for the youth. 

The four students who departed for Austria on Saturday February 2, 2019 include: Florence Nabukalu (Masters in Procurement and Logistics Management); Martin Kayira (Masters in commercial Art and Design, with specialization in Architectural Design); Vincent Yamulemye (Bachelors in Tourism and Hospitality); and, Takia Nakandi (Bachelor of Tourism).

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Wilson Muyinda Mande, asked them to look to the practical aspects of their programmes so as to benefit business and industry. He urged them to also appreciate the culture where they will be resident for over five months.

The Dean of the School of Commercial, Industrial Art and Design, Mr. Charles Kaggwa, who is also in charge of international collaboration for Nkumba University asked the students to be worthy ambassadors of the University. 

Two other students, Diana Muhumuza and Duncan Kiggundu (both pursuing Masters in Commercial Art, with specialization in Interior Design) recently completed their tour on the Erasmus+ programme in Austria. The University has in the past hosted several European students on the Erasmus+ programme.