NO FREE DEGREES, MARKS AT KIU –DEPUTY VICE CHANCELLOR
By Wilber Muhwezi and Nelson Twinamatsiko
The deputy Vice Chancellor Kampala International University Western campus; Prof. Partrick Kyamanywa has revealed that the university doesnot neither offer free marks nor degrees as it is claimed by some members of the public.
Talking to the www.mknewslink.cm editors at KIU Western campus in Ishaka town yesterday 20nd June 2017, Prof.Kyamanywa revealed that at least 40 staff members have been sacked for giving free marks to female students and while others were accused of stealing drugs from the University teaching hospital.
Kyamanywa said the University Staff have job security arguing that those who were sacked had abused their job security.
The DVC further appealed to parents and students to always contact the office in charge of scholarships at the campus in order to avoid being conned.
He threatened to crackdown on any person caught conning parents or students of their hard earned money in exchange of scholarships.
Prof.Kyamanywa also revealed that the University management has decided printed documents with security features as a measure to prevent conmen from forging the University admission forms to con public.
According to Prof.Kyamanywa, the KIU western campus offers both half and full bursaries to students who apply for them.
The University offers 40% bursary for those who register for 3 and above year courses and 50% for those who register for one to three year courses.
KIU will start offering Engineering courses and vocational training with effect from January 2018 at the western campus.
KIU western Campus has enrollment of 85,000 Students in Ishaka in Bushenyi- Municipality.
The University admits students from Uganda, Nigeria, Cameroon, Liberia,Zambia,Pakistan,Rwanda, Burundi,Tanzania, DR Congo, Kenya South Sudan, Sudan, Malawi and Somalia.
The western campus started in 2004 mainly offering medical courses but later introduced arts courses. Prof Kyamanywa revealed that KIU board of trustees and management are working ard to ensure that the university becomes the largest and best performing in Uganda.
“We want to make university education in Uganda as it is in America where private universities take lead in the higher education. According to our university strategic plan, within five years, we shall attain that” Prof. Kyamanywa told www.mknewslink.com editors in an exclusive interview yesterday evening.