Professor Badru Dungu Kateregga, 73, is a personality who rightly deserves the various honours, distinctions and praises among you.

Passionate about sports, Professor Kateregga is also an academic, entrepreneur and academic administrator.

In recognition of his particular roles and tasks performed in the various fields across the divide, Professor Kateregga was recently awarded a Medal of Merit by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

He was among the various distinguished Ugandans recognized on National Heroes Day (celebrated every 9e June of the calendar year).

Professor Badru Kateregga about to receive his medal from President Museveni

Professor Kateregga’s joy was openly expressed through her message.

Real soldiers fight not because they hate what’s in front of them, but because they love what’s behind them. Thank you all for this selfless love and service to our Ugandan nation.

Professor Badru Dungu Kateregga

For starters, Prof. Kateregga is the co-founder of University of Kampala, University of East Africa – Rwanda and Kenya as well as KU School of Nursing.

He is also Uganda’s former ambassador to Middle Eastern countries.

His unparalleled love for sport over the years has enabled him to make a significant and bold impact in football, athletics, netball, volleyball, handball and basketball.

He is recognized for his instrumental role in the spirited race of netball among men with his Kampala University men’s netball team, the current champions in Uganda as well as East and Central Africa.

Professor Kateregga is also the godfather of the men’s national netball team, The Rock.

Professor Kateregga speaks at the Forum for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation

Professor Kateregga is also a leader in the Scouting movement.

His last presentation with the Boy Scouts group was at a symposium codenamed; “The Importance and Nature of the Scout Movement for Young People”.

This was part of a larger goal of helping to build a better world in which every individual has a contribution to make to the future development of society.

“It is very important to plan for retirement while being active. Make sure you buy assets, especially land,” he advised in a previous interview, as quoted by Daily Monitor.

Professor Badru Kateregga (third from left) with other dignitaries including Minister of State for Sports, Hon. Denis Hamson Obua during the 2022 Netball Season Awards Ceremony at the Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala. (David Isabirye)

He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Makerere University where he also taught in the Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts.

He holds a Master of Arts from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK, specializing in Middle Eastern History and Islamic Studies.

In 2010, the Senate of the University of Kampala awarded him a Doctor of Letters, as well as the title of Professor Emeritus by the same Senate.

Professor Badru Kateregga honored by the Uganda Netball Federation. (BBS Telefaina)