On Monday, Banda-based Kyambogo University kicked off their end-of-semester examination that had been lagged behind for months by the pandemic.
The progress of the examinations is so far so good except for notorious female students who have probably not been reading but rather counting on “Kasaasi” to pass.
This habit and behavior attracted the attention of the University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Eli Katunguka who said he had been receiving the same reports since Monday.
Prof. Katunguka said supervisors have been getting a hard time checking the female students because they always claim they have sanitary pads.
This revelation comes at a time when Prof. Katunguka just addressed an issue of students hiding “Kasaasi” in their masks and male officers checking Muslim students before accessing the examination room.
Kyambogo University is a relatively new University created with the main aim of promoting and advancing knowledge and development of skills in Science, Technology, and Education, and other fields having regard for quality, equity, progress, and transformation of society.
It is Uganda’s third public university established by the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act 2001 and the Universities and Other Tertiary institutions (Establishment of Kyambogo University) instruments of 2003.
It is a merger of the former Uganda Polytechnic Kyambogo (UPK), the Institute of Teacher Education, Kyambogo (ITEK), and the Uganda National Institute of Special Education (UNISE). Although Kyambogo is a new university, it has a rich history that dates as far back as 1928.
UPK started in 1928 as a small technical school on Makerere Hill and was transferred to Kyambogo Hill in 1958 as Kampala Technical Institute.
It was renamed Uganda Technical College and finally UPK. ITEK started as a Government Teacher Training College in 1948 in Nyakasura, Fort Portal, and transferred to Ruharo and then Ntare Hill all in Mbarara, western Uganda. It transformed into a National Teachersâ€™ College and later ITEK as per the statute of parliament in 1989.