The Office of Guidance and Counselling


Kyambogo University

Kyambogo University is established by the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions (Establishment of Kyambogo University) Instrument of 2003, as a merger of UgandaPolytechnic, Kyambogo (UPK), Institute of Teacher Education, Kyambogo (ITEK) and Uganda National Institute of Special Education (UNISE).

 University Vision

 ├óÔé¼┼ôTo be a Centre of Academic and Professional Excellence├óÔé¼┬Ø

University Mission

├óÔé¼┼ôTo advance and promote knowledge and development of skills in Science, technology and education, and in such other fields having regard for quality, equity, progress and transformation of society├óÔé¼┬Ø.

University Motto

Knowledge and Skills for Service

The Office of Guidance and Counselling

 The Guidance and Counselling Unit is a section under the Student├óÔé¼Ôäós Welfare Department of Kyambogo University that gives psychological support to students and staff through counselling intervention.


The Guidance and Counselling Unit is currently located at 25 Harlow Road, above Student Centre and Opposite Peace Park``.


1.     Jean Kyomugisha - Nuwagaba         University Counsellor

 2.    Joyce Bukirwa Sessanga                  University Counsellor

 3.    Jane Kebingi                                      Office Attendant

What is counselling?

Counselling is a psychological service provided by a professional counsellor to help an individual deal with challenging life issues of emotional nature.

The purpose of counselling is to enable individual make healthy informed decisions; to help an individual discover and utilise their maximal potential; to encourage individual make and sustain healthy relationships; to encourage individuals cope positively with challenging life situations; to help individuals develop self awareness and understanding in order to build their confidence.

Counselling is built on the core values of confidentiality, respect and self development. An individual has a right to give informed consent in issues pertaining to their personal lives and is encouraged to set practical goals pertaining to their life issues.





Remember that the University Counsellors are your friends; you should not carry the burden of challenges alone while you are at KYU. Please schedule an appointment with the counsellor at will. Your interaction with the counsellor will be respected and confidential

Counsellors Contact:

 Jean Kyomugisha ├óÔé¼ÔÇ£ Nuwagaba:    077 2 518 198, 070 2 518 198

Joyce Bukirwa Sessanga                075 2 630 564, 070 1 630 563 

We appreciate and respect you.