UMU Fort Portal campus officially inaugurated
Uganda Martyrs University Fort Portal Campus has officially been inaugurated on Thursday 11th October 2018 at the campus premises in Fort Portal with a call on the government to continue supporting Uganda Martyrs University in its effort of producing quality Ugandans who are contributing to the development of this country.
The call was made by the Bishop of Fort Portal, His Lordship Dr Robert Muhiirwa Akiiki who represented the Chancellor of Uganda Martyrs University His Grace, Bishop John Baptist Odama. He was very glad to see that Fort Portal campus has become a reality and appealed to all UMU staff to continue working as a team as the Uganda Martyrs did if the university is to achieve its intended goals.
If we work harder as a team, have an optimistic mind and use our God-given talents, we shall definitely achieve our dreams
The Minister of Local Government Hon. Tom Butime who was the guest of honour congratulated UMU for taking this giant step of opening up new campuses which is another way of bringing services closer to the people. He promised to convince the government to make financial contributions for Universities like UMU that are making very long strides in contributing to the development of the country through producing quality graduates.
A University is a very expensive venture that needs to be carefully nurtured and closely monitored to ensure that its goals are attained
He appealed to Universities in Fort Portal to complement each other in producing quality Engineers, Counselors, Lawyers, Environmentalists, Agriculturalists and Tourists that the area needs to be productive instead of involving in unnecessary competition.
UMU Vice Chancellor, Rev. Prof. John Chrysostom Maviiri expressed his gratitude to the Fort Portal Catholic Diocese for offering 51 acres of prime land to UMU where the campus is located and continuing to support and nurturing it. He added that UMU Fort Portal campus is going to become a centre of innovation and creative thinking.
Prof. Maviiri reminded guests that the University is offering opportunities to people of different religious backgrounds and age groups and encouraged them to apply for various courses and pursue their dreams.
The Director of UMU Fort Portal Campus, Rev. Dr Pascal Kabura Adyeeri appreciated everyone who has contributed to the success of this campus which will be aligned on four main pillars of; making a difference, skilling Ugandans, bridging the gap between Engineers and Technicians and transformative education.
The event was graced by the Kabarole Woman MP Sylvia Rwabwogo, the LC 5 Chairperson Kabarole Richard Rwabuhinga who is also an Alumnus of UMU, Christine Muhindo a Presidential Advisor, representatives from the National Council for Higher Education, neighbouring Universities, international agencies, Alumni, parents and students.