Kyambogo University fraternity is in mourning yet again as another finalist student, Kemigisha Mariam who was awaiting graduation come September this year passed on.
Kemigisha Mariam on Monday 25th/April succumbed to Asthma complications after years of battle.
She has been pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance and had written her final examinations. She was doing her internship and awaiting graduation.
Last week another Kyambogo University finalist Naigobe Esther was knocked dead by a trailer on her way to her Internship.
We pray Kemigisha’s soul rest in Peace.
Kyambogo University was established in 2003 by the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act 2001 by merging Uganda Polytechnic Kyambogo (UPK), the Institute of Teacher Education, Kyambogo (ITEK), and the Uganda National Institute of Special Education (UNISE).
Uganda Polytechnic Kyambogo
In 1928 the trade and technical courses at Makerere College (now Makerere University) were split off into the new Kampala Technical School. The school moved to Nakawa and became the Kampala Technical Institute. In 1958 that school was moved to Kyambogo renamed Uganda Technical College and then was finally renamed Uganda Polytechnic, Kyambogo.
Institute of Teacher Education, Kyambogo
ITEK started as a government teacher training college in 1948 at Nyakasura, Kabarole District. In 1954, it transferred to Kyambogo Hill as a national teachers’ college and later became ITEK by the statute of parliament in 1989.
Uganda National Institute of Special Education
UNISE was affiliated with the Department of Special Education at the faculty of education of Makerere University, becoming an autonomous institution by the Act of Parliament in 1998.