The 17th Guild leadership under the Stewardship of His Excellency Owen Mukonyezi successfully held its…
By: Brens Willie Wambedde & Joab Nuwamanya
The Mountains of the Moon University (MMU) Dean of Students, Ms. Roselyn Ssali has implored guild leadership to have love for their university as a core principal in their hearts. She encouraged them to make use of the guild constitution so that, that will guarantee that whatever they’re doing is in harmony with the law. She emphasized that issues of accountability and transparency should be held as key in running the activities of the Guild Council.
This was during the 4th MMU Guild Council meeting under the stewardship of H.E Dan Mujulizi that convened at the University Main Hall on Monday 06th/03/2023. The meeting saw the presentation of reports from the past guild activities and a statement from the select committee in charge of instituting the University Electoral Commission that will handle the incoming guild elections slated for April this year.
One other key issue discussed by Hon. Guild members was clarification on the specific requirement of a year of study and semester for a student to contest as a Guild Representative in the Council (GRC). The matter concluded with permitting the entire students in year 2 to show interest in seeking for seats in the council regardless of whichever semester they are in either one or two. This was as a result of acknowledging that the constitution does not denote on which specific semester year two students should be when contesting for a GRC seat.
Dastan Ssenoga, the MMU Senior Quality Assurance Officer who was part of the meeting noted a concern that he is aware of no representation of the guild leadership on the University Council which is a threat to facilitating the flow of communication. He assured the guild leaders that these are some of the challenges they’re working on to guarantee quality service rendered to students.
Mr. Katende David, the former Dean of Students advised the Guild Council to always invite the Internal Auditor of the university once they convene meetings so that they can be guided on financial matters.
The University Guild Council is a students body that is charged with a duty of ensuring the welfare of students is taken care of, it constitutes a Guild President, Vice President, speaker, a number of cabinet Ministers and several Guild Representatives in the Council.
Heights For Progress
Brens Willie Wambedde
Communications & Public Relations Officer