KANSANGA – Kampala International University (KIU) Vice-Chancellor Dr. Mouhamad Mpezamihigo has urged the new students to openly defy the sexual harassment vice and stand strong for their academic rights.
This was during the KIU orientation and induction meeting held on Monday, February 10 at the University Campus in Kansanga.
VC Mpezamihigo cautioned the freshman and women against immorality, prostitution, and alcoholism saying such acts may stop one from achieving their main goal, which is the degree at the end of the course.
“I’m raising all this so that you may not destroy your merit-based goal,” he said adding that “your objective should be to ensure that the merit that brought you here will lead you to graduation.”
Dr. Mpezamihigo said noted that the KIU policy clearly defines sexual harassment and provides its various forms and that it provides details on whom you should contact and where to go in case you are harassed.
KIU organizes the students’ orientation meetings, at the beginning of each academic year, which presents an opportunity for the university administration to interact with new students.
Students are given a comprehensive package that appeals to their academic and social wellbeing.
The students were handed a booklet prepared by the University Legal Officer, the Directorate of Students’ Affairs, and the Directorate of Academic Affairs, harboring freshers’ orientation information including the KIU policies, guidelines, and procedures from orientation to graduation.
The university also provides relevant information and knowledge crucial to students to stay at the campus.
The freshly admitted students were further cautioned to strive to live within their means and avoid spending money on luxurious things that may strain and cause financial havoc.
The students were also encouraged to take care of their health by making use of the KIU Medical Services offered in the KIU Clinic.
All the freshly admitted students took the matriculation oath, making a promise to abide by the rules and regulations of KIU as stipulated in the University Charter.