CoVAB urged to attract, nurture and retain talent
The College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity (CoVAB) recently appreciated all staff of the College that graduated in the 72nd graduation ceremony that was held between Monday 23rd to Friday 27th May 2022.
During the Academic Board meeting held at the College on Monday 20th June 2022, the College Principal Prof. Frank Nobert Mwiine congratulated the staff that took off time to acquire more qualifications and encouraged all other staff to take a leaf. He encouraged CoVAB staff to continually identify talented persons, nurture them and make all efforts to ensure they are retained in the College.
Prof. Mwiine further appreciated the entire academic and administrative team at the College for their tireless efforts that saw the students for the College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources, and Biosecurity (CoVAB) graduate timely. He singularly pointed out the Heads of Departments as well as the Registry team headed by Mr. Richard Byarugaba for the heightened effort exhibited in the effort to have all that was necessary for the students to graduate.
He said although the academic board was designed to discuss academic matters, as Chair he felt that the staff should be recognized since they contribute to the overall outputs realized in the College. He urged the Heads of Departments to appreciate their roles and take charge of the management of student results. He regretted to note that some students did not graduate and gave assurance that the College was working around to ensure that the affected students got their transcripts.
The staff that was recognized by the academic board and management of the College included Dr. Monica Namayanja from the CEBIGH who, together with Dr. Pelegrine Sebulime got PhDs.
Gerald Brooks Musinguzi, Web Administrator acquired a Master’s Degree In Geo information Science and Technology.
Mr. Mukasa, Registrar SBLS acquired a Master of Science degree in Records and Archives management while Walter Odoch, the College Bursar got a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.
In their appreciation remarks, the staff expressed their commitment to continue serving the College and applauded the College management for recognizing their effort in professional growth.
During the same event, the Principal the outgoing Dean of the School of Biosecurity, Biotechnology and Laboratory Sciences (SBLS) handed over office to Dr. Claire Mugasa. In his handover report, he informed the incoming Dean that she was responsible for academic programs in three Departments namely; the Department of Biomolecular Resources & Biolab Sciences. (BBS), Department of Biotechnical & Diagnostic Sciences. (BDS) and Department of Biosecurity, Ecosystems & Vet Public Health. (BEP)
He encouraged her to work closely with the respective heads of departments namely; Dr. Immaculate Nakalembe, and Dr. Clovis Kankya, and further enumerated the specific programs she would take charge of that including MSC Molecular biology and others. In addition, he encouraged the incoming Dean to spearhead the internship program by maintaining close relations with the host organizations.
Prof. Mwiine appreciated the services of Ms. Peggy Nakalema, the Secretary of SBLS, describing her as one of the best secretaries in the University, who is very organized and with a high level of institutional memory.