In adherence to the Nkumba University Alumni Constitution, the Office of the Academic Registrar has announced the forthcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) and elections for the University’s Alumni Association.
Scheduled for the 27th January, 2024, the convocation will deliver deliberations on matters crucial to the institution and an election sought to determine the new leadership of the Association.
Dr. Frank Pio Kiyingi, the Academic Registrar, who is also tasked with organizing the Alumni elections, expressed the significance of the AGM noting that, “This Annual General Meeting serves as a platform for collective discourse on issues that hold the potential to enhance the stature of Nkumba University.”
“We will also hold election of the new leadership which makes it very crucial for the continuity of the Association, I therefore take this opportunity to call upon all former students of Nkumba University to heed to the call.” He added.
The Alumni Executive positions, now vacant, have been officially advertised, and prospective candidates are urged to adhere to the outlined criteria for eligibility.
The advertised positions include; President, Vice President, General Secretary, Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Treasurer, Deputy Treasurer, Publicity Secretary, Deputy Publicity Secretary, and Chairpersons of various committees.
Eligibility requirements include a commendable societal reputation reflective of Nkumba University’s values, full payment of annual membership fees, and the requisite application fee.
Financial obligations for candidacy vary, with the president required to remit 3.5 million shillings, the Deputy Vice President 1.5 million shillings, and other executive positions 500,000 shillings, while chairpersons of different committees are expected to pay 250,000 shillings.
The deadline for acquiring nomination forms preceding the AGM is set for the 19th of January 2024.
Incumbent President Jackson Sonko, who assumed office in 2020, fervently urged all Alumni to actively participate in the electoral process, emphasizing the importance of their collective involvement in the transformation of Nkumba University.
Sonko, seeking a second term, outlined plans for a groundbreaking innovation center, earmarking 2 billion shillings for the construction of a four-story innovation hub.
“We are committed to building a national and international Alumni Network to promote the name and values of Nkumba University. Our strategic goals include equipping students with career knowledge and skills that they need to thrive in the changing job market, and this time around, we plan to construct a 4-floor innovation hub to promote creativity and innovation among students.” Said Sonko
Adding that,” I encourage all alumni members to attend the AGM and take a keen interest in filling up these positions. Let’s work together to transform Nkumba University and make it a better place for future generations.”
Having existed for nearly three decades, the Nkumba University Alumni Association remains steadfast in its mission to mobilize former students for comprehensive support, active engagement in university activities, and sustained follow-up.
The AGM is the biggest Alumni convocation commitment to fostering a cohesive and impactful relationship among its members and the community it serves.