Kyambogo University (KYU) is a Public University in Uganda. It is one of the eight public universities and degree- awarding institutions in the country.
It is the second largest Public University in the country with more than 25,000 students on campus.
Kyambogo University was established in 2003 by the Universities and other Tertiary Institutions Act 2001 after the merger Uganda Polytechnic Kyambogo (UPK), the Institute of Teacher Education, Kyambogo (ITEK), and the Uganda National Institute of Special Education (UNISE).
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 and later renamed Uganda Technical College then finally renamed Uganda Polytechnic, Kyambogo.
In 1948, ITEK started as a government teacher training college at Nyakasura, Kabarole District. In 1954, it transferred to Kyambogo Hill as a national teachers’ college and later became ITEK by statute of Parliament in 1989.
UNISE was affiliated to the Department of Special Education at the faculty of education of ITEK, becoming an autonomous institution by Act of Parliament in 1998.
The University is located 8kms from Kampala City Centre along the Kampala-Jinja highway. It is accessible through the Banda Trading Centre, Kyambogo “T” Junction and another access route through Ntinda-Kiwatule Road. Read more www.kyu.ac.ug
The Alumni Relations office is one of the newly established offices in the new University structure of Kyambogo University whose primary focus is to create a database for all Alumni of Kyambogo University to bring them on a single platform as one big family.
The University Advancement and Alumni Relations office is under the Vice Chancellors Office and it’s headed by the Senior Advancement and Alumni Relations officer. The Office is made up of a team which includes: the Senior Advancement and Alumni Relations Officer, Advancement Officer, Assistant Advancement Officer and Administrative support which includes: the Secretary, Driver, and Office Attendant as per the new University Structure that work hand in hand with Kyambogo University for its development.
However, according to the University Vice Chancellor together with the Alumni Relations office, to make the Alumni association a very strong body, in the near future it will form an interest group of Prominent Alumni, organize a meeting, solicit areas of interest and capabilities, make a nomination and election of Alumni Association Officers and appoint members of committee to draw up By-Laws or Organization outline.
Its responsibility is to build and strengthen relationships with diverse constituencies that encourage investment and support to the university in its programs and initiatives.
It’s also responsible for diversifying the University’s resource base.
The office focuses on functional areas which include;
The office developed an alumni website to help us capture relevant data from Kyambogo University alumni and to keep you in touch with fellow alumni.
Alumni Relations office ensures that all Alumni are mobilized, a regular e-newsletter with updates on the University are established and invitations to the University events are made.
It also works closely work with Kyambogo University Convocation Office to promote the interests of our Alumni through organizing some alumni events.
The Alumni Relations Office is aiming at achieving the following objectives which includes: