Kivejinja who succumbed to COVID-19 few weeks ago at Mulago referral national hospital has been serving in IUIU university Council as a government representative and Vice Chairperson of the Council until the time of death.
In accordance with the Islamic University in Uganda Act (Cap 131) government is obliged to appoint five members to the university council who must be distinguished persons of high moral and professional integrity and have outstanding academic and scientific attainment.
The current five representatives to the IUIU Council include; Moses Ali, the first deputy Prime Minister, Hon Syda Bumba, Hon Nusura Teperu, Minister of education and sports and the minister of foreign affairs.
In a 33rd meeting of the University Council held at Hotel Africana on Tuesdays, Dr. Kawesa Sengendo the University Rector told journalists that Moses Ali is the right choice to be in the shoes of the late Kivejinja who has been a powerful and significant member on the council.
In the same meeting, Dr. Sengendo announced the newly elected university Rector, Associate Professor Ismail Simbwa Gyagenda and his deputy Dr. Jamil Serwanga (in charge of academics). The current rector will be leaving IUIU for other appointments that he did not reveal to the media.
Moses Ali expressed his appreciation to the government for the support through late Kivejinja as its representative, he as well thanked the Government for supporting the University and Muslim community.
Yusuf Welunga, the IUIU guild president is hopeful that Moses Ali as an experienced leader, will improve the welfare of the IUIU Students and therefore, as students, they will be able and ready to work with them.
The IUIU Council is the supreme organ of the University, responsible for the overall administration and ensuring the due implementation of the objects and functions of the University.
The University will hold its 28th graduation which will be a virtual ceremony on Wednesday 30th at Its Kabojja campus. Only medical students, nurses and midwife students will be allowed to attend physically for the purposes of swearing their oaths.