Engineer Badru Musinguzi has been sworn in as chairperson of Busitema University Convocation.
Musinguzi took his oath at the university premises on Friday.
Musinguzi is one of the pioneer students of Busitema University during its inception in 2007. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Engineering degree and works as head of ICT in the ministry of Internal Affairs.
In his speech, Musinguzi said his tenure will be marked with activities that promote the day-to-day general welfare of Busitema University.
“My team and I will be preoccupied with influencing and lobbying for partnerships and opportunities that will accelerate the visibility and in the long run spur development initiatives in Busitema University,” he said.
He said he will focus on five major issues in his term: mobilize alumni to help build and grow Busitema University’s brand; Instil confidence and the can-do attitude in students; Improve the financial welfare of members through building a strong and vibrant investment club; Establish the BU Convocation Foundation as a vehicle for support to education through giving scholarships and connect graduates with senior and accomplished alumni for mentorship, jobs, internship, graduate training, partnership and other valuable opportunities.
Re-echoing the words of the famous US President, J.F Kennedy, Musinguzi urged the alumni and staff of the university to “ask not what the university has done for them but what they can do for the institution.”
His first task, he said, will be to roll out a fundraising program where the support of the alumni will be needed.
“We know that this great university since its inception has been built out of consolidated efforts of our predecessors. Let us come together to make Busitema University’s visibility be seen from a far,” he said.
Busitema University (BU) is a university in Uganda. It is one of the eight public universities and degree-awarding institutions in the country.
BU established in 2007 has as its focus the instruction of agricultural sciences, agricultural mechanization, and agribusiness.
He will serve for four years.