The 33rd Guild President of the Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU), Mr. Welunga Yusuf, has been elected the new President for the Uganda National Student’s Association – UNSA.
Welunga won the seat after the 32nd UNSA National Executive Committee (NEC) held in all four regions namely Western , Eastern , Central and Northern Uganda.
Welunga took the seat by beating Arinda Osbert from Mountain of the Moon University, Tumusime Benjamin from Makerere University and Tumwine Serge from Kyambogo University.
Speaking shortly after his victory, Mr. Welunga expressed his gratitude to the students that chose him and pledged to serve the students from the grassroots level.
“My aim is to make UNSA serve students from the grassroots level. I want to be a ladder for students in the country to realize their dreams through networking, scholarships among others,” Welunga said.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UNSA delegates voted for the students’ leaders in their respective regions. The delegates are comprised of a Guild President, Guild Speaker, Female Guild Minister among others.
Uganda National Student’s Association is an umbrella Organisation for all students in Uganda. It was formed in 1988 to mobilise students, by virtue of the position students occupy as the vanguard of the youth and due to their endowments of enlightenment, energy and selflessness.
The membership is made up of over seven (7) million students from Secondary/High School, Tertiary & Vocational Institutions and Universities.
UNSA target beneficiaries are therefore all the young people in the post primary educational institutions.
The Association has got ten objectives as enshrined in article 3(D) of its constitution aimed at advocating for the preservation of the rights of students.