Kabale University Hosts 30 Universities for the 17th Annual Deans of Students and 15th Guild Leaders Conference under the Theme University Students’ Leadership and Employment in the 21st Century
The vice chancellor Prof. Joy C. Kwesiga has called upon student leaders from different Universities to be problem solvers as opposed to problem creators.
She said this while officiating the three-day 17th Annual Deans of Students and 15th Guild Leaders Conference held at KABSOM hostels in Makanga.
The conference is a platform that brought together university Deans of Students, student representatives, and guests to engage in enlightening discussions and share innovative strategies and solutions for equipping students with the skills and knowledge needed for success in the ever-growing and evolving employment landscape of the 21st century.
The event commenced with a vibrant opening ceremony attended by Kabale University’s Vice Chancellor, Senior Communications Officer, Director of Post-Graduate Studies, and other administrators.
This year’s conference theme was “University Student’s Leadership, Innovations and Employment in the 21st Century.” and it underscores the importance of preparing students to excel in this dynamic environment. The theme also addresses the contemporary challenges and opportunities facing students, universities, and societies.
During her speech, Professor Joy Constance Kwesiga, informed students that they need to communicate better be so diplomatic in their interactions with management and other stakeholders of the University.
“We need to be listened to so we need to learn to listen to others” said Prof. Joy C. Kwesiga.
Prof. Joy Constance Kwesiga also disclosed that the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) had extended financial assistance to the institution for the establishment of a business and innovation incubation hub, catering to students and community members with groundbreaking ideas.
Dean of Students Kabale University Mr Amos Tukamushaba in his welcome remarks and presentation, expressed his excitement about hosting the event, stating, “We are honored to welcome distinguished Deans of Students, Guild Leaders, and educators from across the country to our beautiful campus.
He highlighted the crucial role of nurturing student-centered approaches.
He emphasized that deans of students and guild leaders play pivotal roles in shaping students’ academic journeys, advocating for their well-being, and cultivating vibrant campus communities.
Mr. Tukamushaba asked the student leaders to be knowledge in their daily tasks.
“As a leader you must be Knowledgeable and able to communicate” Said Mr Amos Tukamushaba
The 17th Annual Deans of Students and 15th Guild Leaders Conference at Kabale University not only celebrated the diversity of ideas within Uganda’s higher education institutions but also reaffirmed the shared commitment to nurturing students’ leadership potential and preparing them for the complex challenges of the 21st-century workforce.
The conference saw participants from Muni University, Soroti University, Lira University, Makerere University, Bishop Stuart University, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda Christian University, Mountains of the Moon University, Cavendish University, ISBAT, Islamic University in Uganda, Team University among many others.
The Conference was officially closed by Prof. Benon C. Basheka the Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs and in addition to the formal program, attendees had a chance to explore the picturesque surroundings of Kabale – Lake Bunyonyi.
The 7th Deans of Students and 15th Guild Leaders Conference is expected to make a significant contribution to the development of student support services, leadership, and overall student experiences in higher education institutions across Uganda.