By Isaac Akugizibwe
KIU Main Campus- When Cameroonian Tite Mome joined KIU to pursue a bachelor of mass communication in August of 2018, he saw himself a graduate after three years but due to the Outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, he was forced to go beyond his initial forecast. He achieved his dream on Saturday during KIU's 26th graduation ceremony.
The former KIU Mass Communication Students Association (MACOSA) president saw an end to what he described as a long wait come true on Saturday the 12th of November 2022.
"I feel very excited. This is an event that was a long time coming and seemed very far away since I joined KIU in 2018," he said.
"This journey was filled with a mixture of good things and bad things including the COVID-19 pandemic but I enjoyed the spirit of comradeship and brotherhood with classmates on top of the many activities," he added.
Tite had a whole different way he looked at life and his perspective was something close to the survival of the fittest and he never knew what he would be in future but all that changed the moment he attained the KIU DNA.
"If there is anything that changed when I joined KIU, it is my vision. Before I came I was really indecisive about what I wanted to be in the future but my time here has seen all that change. This University has been able to give me a whole new vision and perspective on life. I can say that I am ready to face life," Tite confessed.
He is grateful to God for giving him courage and his parents for supporting him in terms of tuition and upkeep.
"First of all, I want to thank God who permitted me to complete my studies. Without I will be wallowing somewhere forgotten by the world.
Secondly, my gratitude goes to my mother Dr. Angeline Nguedjeu for supporting me financially and paying my tuition," he acknowledged.
"Special thanks go to Apostle Samuel Molombe, Mr. James Onen, Ms. Jaelle Amongi and Dr. Helen Kezie-Nwoha. I also want to acknowledge Mr. Joseph Bikanda the one who brought me here," he added.
Having served as president of mass communication Students association, Tite knows a thing or two about the power of student associations and when asked to advise continuing Students, he didn't look far.
"I would advise the students to participate in the social and "political" life of the University and schools, get involved in the various activities of the school and serve in those associations. You will be able to build your portfolio and that will better your chances of thriving in life," he said.
Tite disclosed that after Saturday's graduation, he is now poised to pursue a Master's Degree but in another country as well as trying to get a job to make ends meet.
"In five years, I plan to settle down with my future wife and pursue my purpose which is to lead humanity through the many phases of its civilization," he noted.