Dr.Walusimbi Leonard a Ugandan academician , a businessman, a research consultant ,a Rotarian and academic administrator at Buganda Royal Institute of Business and Technical Education- Mengo in Rubaga Division Kampala in the position of Academic Registrar, has called upon students from BRIBTE and other Universities to keep studying and doing research about their respective courses, as Uganda awaits reopening of teaching institutions.
Being an elite academic expert who grew up in Lungujja and attended his infant studies at Rubaga before shifting to Nkozi where he attended his Primary Education in 1988, Dr. Walusimbi Leonard attended his lower senior secondary school at St. Mary’s Senior Secondary School Nkozi where he obtained his Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) in 1992.
He went to Makerere University to study a degree in Education in 1995, completed his studies in 1998 and he graduated as a teacher in 1999 having done a Bachelor of Arts degree with education ( B.A .EDUC.MUK ) having majored in Economics and Geography. He registered as a teacher in 1999 with the Ministry of Education and Sports Uganda Government.
In 2006, Dr. Walusimbi Leonard went back to Makerere University for a master’s degree in Economic Policy and Planning (M.A.EPP.MUK) which he obtained in 2008. In 2017, he went to Nelson Mandela University in South Africa to pursue a PhD in Economics and on the 10th/Dec/2019 he graduated with a doctor of philosophy in Economics degree.
Having worked in various places holding different responsibilities, like in St. Edwards Bukuumi in Kakumiro District, Cardinal Wamala Secondary school where he worked as the deputy headmaster, St. Benedict Buwama, St. Lawrence Schools – Horizon Campus at Nabbingo, Lubiri High School before joining Buganda Royal Institute of Business and Technical Education Mengo as the Academic Registrar, Dr. Walusimbi Leonard has since been involved in Consultancy work and part time lecturing Muteesa I royal University.
In his appeal to students, Dr. Walusimbi urged them to invest more time in growing their academic knowledge by reading verified online encyclopedias and tutorials that provide further information about their respective courses.
“Instead of sitting home watching TV and relaxing all the time because schools were temporarily suspended due to Covid-19, students should expand their knowledge by doing research and consulting some of their teachers.” said a rather concerned Dr. Walusimbi while speaking to journalists last week.