Uganda Pentecostal University holds prof. Ntambirweki memorial lecture

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Prof. John Ntambirweki memorial lecture that was held this week with aim to promote equity and access for higher education  for all visa vie the background and gender. 

The memorial lecture was held at University grounds in Mucwa fort portal city that saw many dignitaries including professors, doctors, members of parliament and Tooro kingdom ministers present.

Maggie Kigozi the Uganda Pentecostal university chancellor says that pro. Ntambirweki dedicated all his life to promote equity in line with education by paving the way for all to access education through bursaries to poor and needy family backgrounds.

“Prof. Ntambirweki was more of a parent than a lecturer who only focused on seeing all students achieve education than making profits from the University like any other private institution” says Kigozi.

Through an online presentation by Prof. John Malamagamba Kabudi minister of foreign affairs in Tanzania said that since higher education in Uganda and other developing countries is for the reach, it has led to gender imbalances with only 66.9% females attaining higher education compared to 80.8% males and so needs attention.

Prof. Perucy Ntambirweki University VC added that to fight gender imbalance in education sector, they are adopting to higher education certificate a one year course that will bridge those students that has successfully completed A ‘level but failed to attain two principal passes and is to kick off this august intake at uganda pentecostal university in fort portal.

She confirms that they have kicked off on getting the University permanent home and land already bought awaiting construction from their rented home at Tooro kingdom administration block.

Alex Ruhunda the city Member of Parliament expressed concern to the kingdom administration to donate Uganda Pentecostal university free land since they are providing an essential public service in line with the government agenda SG4.

“I pledge partnership between fort portal city and Uganda Pentecostal University that will sharpen the brains of our technocrats through mindset change for a great cause” states Ruhunda.

The university is set to graduate over 500 students this Saturday from different disciplines.

On same day prof. John Ntambirweki foundation was launched for the sustainability of his legacy in education sector for all.