The Uganda Petroleum Institute Kigumba Guild Representative Council is a collaborative link between the students’ body and the Uganda Petroleum Institute Kigumba Administration and abbreviated as GRC. It is headed by a Guild President who is the overall leader and democratically elected by the students in accordance with the existing guidelines in the Guild Constitution.

 

Activities

The GRC provides representation of all students of Uganda Petroleum Institute Kigumba and campaigns to create change on issues affecting students at an institutional, local and national level. This is achieved through regular meetings and consultations with the Institute comptrollers, Senior Officers and Managers, as well as through lobbying Kiryandongo District comptrollers, the Government and other bodies.

The GRC boasts 24/7 welfare support channels for all its members irrespective of tribe, sex, religion etc. The GRC also provides professional and partial advice on all manner of student issues, from academic problems, financial woes, Industrial training affairs, and health affairs. It also arranges individual representation for students facing academic appeals, disciplinary hearings and other procedures in the respective committee holding such issues.

Governance

The Guild is a students' union for the purposes of the UNIVERSITIES AND OTHER TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS ACT,. 2001. (AS AMENDMENDED IN, 2003 AND AS AMENDMENDED IN, 2006), all

students of the Institute are by law automatically members of the Guild unless they deliberately opt out; the role of the GRC is to represent this body of membership.