Campus Link

Bugema University marks 75th anniversary with fundraising marathon and gala

Bugema University Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Kafeero Israel flags off the marathon on Sunday, February 18, 2024

Luwero, (GU):- Hundreds gathered at Bugema University over the University as the Seventh-Day Adventist Varsity commemorated its 75th year of unwavering dedication to excellence.

The Bugema fraternity orchestrated a grand celebration, highlighted by a Fundraising Marathon on Sunday 18th, drawing distinguished figures like VICE Chancellor Dr Pr. Kafeero Israel and Mayor Nyombi Richard of Busika Town Council.

The marathon, covering a 10-kilometer route from Bugema University campus to various towns and back, witnessed enthusiastic participation from Bugema institutions, including Bugema University, Bugema Vocational School, Bugema Adventist Secondary School, and Bugema Primary School. The event symbolized a collective stride towards a noble cause.

Following the marathon, a one-day sports gala unfolded, showcasing spirited competitions in football, netball, and volleyball. Bugema University’s staff and faculty emerged triumphant in all sports, dominating the competition.

Bugema University Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Kafeero Israel greeting the marathon participants on Sunday, February 18, 2024

Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Kafeero Israel highlighted the marathon’s significance. “I want to congratulate all the teams that participated today.” Prof Kafeero started, before emphasizing the ongoing fundraising efforts for the 75th anniversary celebrations, and plans for another joint marathon in November. 

Prof. Kafeero called upon everyone to support this noble cause, particularly for the completion of the science complex at Bugema University’s main campus, an ambitious project reflecting the institution’s commitment to academic excellence and innovation.

- Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading. -

The celebrations extended beyond the marathon and gala, with a football league set to kick off on Monday, 19th February, inviting neighbouring local teams. The league offers a substantial prize of 1,000,000, adding an extra layer of excitement to the festivities. 

Winners from both the gala and the tournament will be honoured at the closing ceremony on Sunday, 25th February, at the main campus.

The University’s fundraising endeavors will reach a crescendo with a grand finale a Fundraising Dinner scheduled at Hotel Africana Kampala on the 22nd of February 2024. 

DailyExpress understands that the main celebrations for Bugema’s 75th anniversary will culminate on the 25th of the same month at the main campus, paying a fitting tribute to 75 years of academic excellence, growth, and community impact.

- Advertisement. -

The primary objective remains clear securing funds for the completion of the science complex, propelling Bugema University into a future of continued academic prowess and innovation.

Do you have a story or an opinion to share? Email us on: Or follow the Daily Express on or for the latest updates.


Daily Express is Uganda's number one source for breaking news, National news, policy analytical stories, e-buzz, sports, and general news.

We resent fake stories in all our published stories, and are driven by our tagline of being Accurate, Fast & Reliable.

Copyright © 2024 Daily Express Uganda. A Subsidiary of Rabiu Express Media Group Ltd.

To Top
Translate »