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Nkumba University’s 3 Decades of Tailoring Dreams Into Degrees

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Nkumba University Vice Chancellor, prof. Jude Lubega on Friday 13 October, 2023, released a Press Statement officially announcing the University’s 25th Graduation Ceremony,

“The Board of Trustees, Council and the Senate of Nkumba University have the pleasure to invite Graduands and Members of the public to its 25th Graduation Ceremony that will be held on Thursday 26th October 2023 at the University’s main campus in Entebbe, starting at 8 am.” The press statement reads in part.

Further revealing that “The Chief Guest will be the speaker of the 11th Parliament of Uganda, Rt. Hon Anita Annet Among.”

Unique in nature, this year’s Graduation will be celebrated under the theme, “Positioning Oneself for Excellence in the 21st Century.”

Before D-Day, the University has organized a commencement lecture to be hosted on Tuesday 24th October 2023 at the University’s main campus in Entebbe starting at 1:30 pm.


The Commencement lecture will feature Mr. Leonard Mutesasira the Executive Director- Rapid Advisory.


As the University gears up to celebrate its 25th Graduation, Nkumba University news delves into the institution’s story that spans nearly three decades.
The story starts at a fateful meeting on Tuesday 29th July, 1951.

A shared dream sprouted in the minds of Ssalongo Kintu, a local merchant driven by the desire to illuminate his community through education.
In the quiet corners of his home, he, along with like-minded friends Charles Kisitu Ffulu and Zefania Mpanga settled on a plan to plant the seeds of knowledge, and in the year 1952 a kindergarten was established, a fragile beginning akin to nurturing a sapling into a towering tree.

With only twelve pupils, they embarked on a journey that would shape the future of countless lives.


With time, the tiny sapling kindergarten branched out into a primary school, and then a senior secondary school. In 1969, it transformed into a vocational institute, and by 1974, it bore the name Nkumba College of Commerce and Advanced Studies.


Through dedication and commitment to academic excellence, the institution found its place in the hearts of the local community becoming a University in 1994.

Today, Nkumba University stands as one of the oldest private institutions having attained a charter in 2006.
Since its inception, the institution has positioned itself as a one-stop center for high-quality education and research within the country and beyond.

To expand its reach, the University opened up another campus in 2015 to deliver education to the people of Kampala, the Capital City of Uganda.


One of the jewels in Nkumba’s crown is the Institute of Nursing and Midwifery, established in 2018. Here, students embark on a transformative journey, learning not just the science but also the art of healthcare. With hands-on experience through clinical rotations and practical training, they step into the world equipped with knowledge and compassion, ready to assist women through the sacred journey of childbirth.

In the ever-evolving landscape of education, Nkumba University remains at the forefront, embracing technology to blend the traditional classroom setting with E-learning teaching methods.

As the institution prepares to commemorate the 25th cohort of graduates, it is poised, not just to celebrate the past but to illuminate the future.

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Simon Peter Nashonji
Simon Peter Nashonji
Nashonji Simon Peter is a dynamic and multi-faceted team leader, renowned for his exceptional interpersonal skills. Having graduated with a Diploma in Journalism, Nashonji is on the cusp of completing his Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Public Relations at Nkumba University. He picked his niche and started writing with Chimp Reports in 2018. Since then, he has authored and published over 500 articles that cover Business trends, Politics, Health, Sports, and Environment. To master his craft, Nashonji offered to volunteer as an Editor of Nkumba University's News Website in 2022, a position he has held to date. On 1st July 2023, He joined the Editorial team of Ubuntu’ Magazine, a Rotary District 9214 (Uganda and Tazania) Monthly News product. Beyond the realm of academia, Nashonji is deeply involved in the governance of Airforce Senior Secondary School his Alma Mata, where he serves as a member on the Board of Directors. He is currently, the President Airforce S.S.S Alumni Society, President Samia Student's Association of Nkumba University and at the same time President of the Media Challenge Fellowship, 2023 cohort. "Opportunities multiply as they are seized and only dwindle when neglected."
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