The new Guild President of Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) Main Campus Kakande Hafdwar has vowed to bring change during his time in office. Kakande, a second-year student pursuing a Bachelor of Education made the remarks when swearing-in as the 34th Guild President of the Islamic University Students’ Union (IUSU) Government in Summayyah Hall.
The new Guild President said he has a competent Cabinet team and State Ministers ready to bring the change students have been waiting for.
“My aim is to create a change that inspires a new mindset in our university. I have plans for this university and among others: I will champion policies focusing on equitable scholarships, registration, and tuition policies, expansion of available games that students can play, and assisting international students to ensure they have a safe stay in Uganda and convenient stay in the University,” Kakande explained.
The UIU Rector Professor Ismail Simbwa Gyagenda who was the Chief Guest during the swearing-in ceremony advised the new leadership to work hand in hand with the administration to serve the students fraternity diligently. Professor Gyagenda urged the new leaders to maintain the good legacy of IUIU during their time in office.
Seconding the Rector, the Vice-Rector Finance and Administration (F & A) Professor Abdul Kaziba Mpaata said IUIU is committed to supporting the new leaders. Professor Mpaata said IUIU believes in dialogue and urged the new leaders to always consult the administration before making any decision.
The immediate past Guild President of IUIU, Welunga Yusuf who is the current President of Uganda National Students Association (UNSA) advised the new guild leaders not to fight the administration. Welunga urged the new leaders to always engage the administration to serve the students’ fraternity effectively.
For the first time in the history of IUIU, Guild leaders came in power unopposed following the vetting process conducted by Shura Committee. Each post after the vetting process had one candidate.
Traditionally, the Shura Committee chaired by the Rector of Islamic University in Uganda scrutinizes the academic, moral, and religious competencies of all students aspiring for elective positions in the students’ union.
The elective positions are Guild President, Lady Vice Guild President, Guild Speaker, Deputy Guild Speaker, Sports Minister, Deputy Sports Minister, Dawa Minister, and Deputy Dawah Minister.