HICGI News Agency
More than 67 University students who had missed seating for their end of Semester exam at Ndejje University Kampala Campus were yesterday 16th May 2016 allowed to seat the exam of various subjects at 11:30 am after Kivumbi Earnest Benjamin made efforts to force the administration to give extra time and allow seating of the exam by the students.
The exam which began at 9:00 am with the rest of other students was to be missed as dozens of students queued at the administrative block awaiting issuance of exam registration numbers which is a prerequisite to sit exams.
HICGI News Agency has established for various reasons both administrative and logistical had caused the problem. We learnt that a number of students had by exam time not met the 100% mandatory fees payment yet the administration had loop holes also in handling this process including arriving slightly late to work on the big number of students who queued since dawn to meet the necessary requirements to sit for exams yet also on weekend they only worked for two hours leaving students complaining.
Kivumbi also a student on weekend program adding a Bachelors in Journalism & Mass Communication Career on already ICT & Legal background he holds -addressed students and told them it’s their right to sit for the exam more especially studying at one of the most expensive universities in Uganda. Kivumbi wrote a petition to the University Vice Chancellor which he asked students to sign requesting for extra time to be given to the students who had missed the exam. Kivumbi’s led petition which we have accessed had been copied to the Speaker of Uganda Parliament, National Council of Higher Education-NCHE & Ministry of Education; we have however established that before it would cross the boundaries of the Campus, the University immediately considered it and arranged for the special seating of the exam which excited the students. Several of them were seen appreciating Kivumbi for the heroic action taken and that the University had bowed to the students’ demands. The exam was done latter in the day.
Kivumbi’s history of Petitions and Demonstrations
In August 2015 Kivumbi led 100 pastors to petition Uganda government to stop Pastor Bugingo from misusing air waves with his negative artilleries directed at fellow pastors in Kampala. Ugandan Media widely covered Kivumbi’s moves for the whole month.
On 14th May 2014 Kivumbi convinced Ugandan journalists who rallied near Parliament at Sub way Restaurant in a move he code named “I want my keys” aimed at demanding for his office he claims was given to him by President Museveni when the duo met at State House Entebbe on 11 Jan 2011 when Kivumbi crossed from opposiong and was welcomed by the mighty Africa’s lion when he also stepped down for his then challenger in the Kampala Central Parliamentary race. At Subway, Kivumbi accused the Minister in Charge of Presidency Hon Frank Kagigi Tumwebaze for ‘frustrating’ his Presidential Appointment. He invited now deceased Kenyan Bishop Peter Kingoro who flew in the country and launched his website www.iwantmykeys.webs.com; Bishop Kingoro passed on early this year in Nairobi-RIP.
In 2010 before Kivumbi contested for Member of Parliament Kampala Central on Dr. Abed Bwanika’s People Development Party Ticket, he was arrested at Parliament alongside party officials who staged a demo protesting what he called the extravagancy and politicizing public state institutions. Kivumbi and his colleagues spent 3 nights CPS dungeon and later appeared before Buganda Road Magistrate’s Court where he battled the State for 8 months till when the court dismissed the charges against him and was left free.
In 2009 while pursuing a Diploma in Law at Law Development Center, Kivumbi rallied students to install Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi’s Portrait in the Lecture Hall which was done. Kivumbi also contested for Guild President though he lost. He was however given a certificate by the mighty institution for being the most Social Student at LDC for year 2008/2009.
In 2008 Kivumbi was granted permission by the IGP and led a demonstration involved by University Students from Kampala Road to Makerere University where he staged a rally at Nkrumah Grounds calling for an end to rampart road accidents and agitating for safer measures to ensure safety of road users in Uganda.
In 2008 still Kivumbi led students under their umbrella Youth Alive Makerere Chapter to confiscate expired condoms which were on sale in some Students’ Halls of Residence. Kivumbi called a Press Conference in Kampala where he showed journalists boxes of expired condoms he had confiscated at Mary Stuart Hall. Kivumbi received a certificate of appreciation from Youth Alive for fighting for the health and safety of students.
Brief facts about Kivumbi
Kivumbi is NRM cadre for now six years and he is one of the people who believe he can lead Africa one day. He was born on 14th May 1989 at Supreme Hospital Kampala to Esther Nasuna Favor a resident of Makindye, Wakiso District & Godfrey Kiwanuka Palton (deceased). Kivumbi founded and presides over Heal The Planet Global Organisation-HTP incorporated as NGO in Uganda advocating for Environmental Protection, Health, Education & world peace. Kivumbi is married to Princess Scovia 23 since 14th Dec 2014. Kivumbi was also Guild President of EDN College of Business & IT where he studied Professional Computing & Information Technology. He holds 8 certificates from Africa Population Institute-Makerere and he is a proud Born Again Christian. He loves travelling, watching birds and swimming. He is An Author and he is yet to publish his book Assassination of the Icon-Dreams from my Father Col Muar Minyer El-bin Gadaffi; he also wrote Fagil Mandy an Incredible Icon.
He runs political talk shows on several televisions and radios as well as a commentator in Local News Papers defending President Museveni & NRM interests.
Last week Ndejje university suspended 200 students for involving in a strike at the main campus in Luwero that resulted into destroying of property over hiking fees.