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Prioritize Education – Dr. Ann Abaho to New Students

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Nkumba University- Dean School of Social Sciences, Dr. Ann Abaho has advised new students to give priority to education.

She said this on Thursday, 8th February, 2024 while addressing new students at Mpanga Library, Nkumba University.

Dr. Ann cautioned new students to avoid anything that may divert them from their academic pursuit, the core reason they joined Nkumba University, “This is a journey you are fortunate to take on, please prioritize education above everything else.”

New students reported on 5th February 2024 and as a norm, they were introduced to a week-long comprehensive orientation program that was conducted collaboratively by the Guild Government and the Office of the Dean of Students.

The Dean of Students welcomed the new entrants and underscored the significance of maintaining a decent dress code both on campus and during lectures.

In addition, he advised students talented in sports to showcase their abilities if they aspire to secure sports scholarship opportunities at the university.

The Guild President, Ignitious Kangave Musaazi encouraged students to actively participate in leadership, academics, and co-curricular activities.

He also emphasized the importance of acquiring diverse skills that would contribute to their overall development beyond university.

Day 3 of the orientation saw Mr. Joseph Lwevuze, the e-learning officer addressing the new students on matters concerning virtue learning.

Mr. Joseph Lwevuze, the E-Learning Officer giving basic guidance on E-Learning to a student during one of the sessions.

He assured the new entrants of his timely support and guidance when the need arose, “As the e-learning officer, I am responsible for overseeing the online learning platforms that you will use while accessing online studies.”

“I am here to support you in accessing and engaging with the high-quality and interactive online content that our expert support team and trainers have developed for you. I will also be helping you with any technical issues or challenges that you may face while using online learning tools.

The new students constitute the February 2024 intake, on the weekend, day, and long-distance program.

New Student during orientation at Mpanga Library.
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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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