The Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) has graduated seven Malawian Muslim students during its 28th graduation ceremony held virtually on Tuesday due to novel coronavirus pandemic.
The students were studying programs such as Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics Management, Bachelor of Development Studies, Bachelor of Science in Statistics, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition.
The students were all studying from IUIU’s Main Campus in Mbale City in Eastern Uganda.
Ishmael Pias is one of the graduates and says he is ready to use the skills acquired at the university to boost social economic growth of Malawi.
Pias who was studying Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics Management hails the Islamic University for turning him into a complete intellectual who is ready to compete with other intellectuals in the job market and entrepreneurship sphere.
Pias says the skills acquired in Uganda will help him to excel in his career in Malawi.
IUIU had graduated several Malawians who are playing pivotal roles in Malawi both in public and private sector.
Meanwhile , the university has over 50 students (Muslims and Christians) from Malawi in its three campuses namely Main Campus in Mbale, Kampala Campus in Kampala city and Females’ Campus in Wakiso district.
The students are pursuing various programs such as Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication (BSc MAC), Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Medicine (MBChB) , Bachelor of Science in Nursing Science, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science , Bachelor of Science in Computer Science , Bachelor of Public Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology( BSc IT).
The Islamic University in Uganda was opened in the year 1988 by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) under a bilateral agreement between the Government of Uganda (GOU) and the OIC.
In 1990, the Parliament of Uganda enacted a law, The Islamic University in Uganda Act (cap 131, Laws of Uganda), formally establishing the University in Uganda. The University operates under the framework of this Act.
The University opened on 10th February 1988 with 80 students and two degree programmes.Currently, it offers 72 programmes in 7 Faculties and has a student population of 8,638 coming from 21 different countries.
The University has so far graduated 25,000 students from various disciplines. The University has a centre for Postgraduate Studies and four campuses including the main Campus in Mbale.
The University employs over 600 fulltime members of staff from 8 countries, and about 300 on part time basis.