Second cohort of Makerere/Amity students graduate

A total of 275 students who enrolled for courses offered by Amity University of India have graduated. This is the second cohort of students receiving masters, bachelors and post graduate diplomas after participating in tele-education courses offered through the Pan-African E-Network project hosted by the College of Computing and Information Sciences, Makerere University.

Addressing the congregation, the representative of the Indian High Commissioner said the Indian government will set up three educational hubs in Uganda to serve the East African Region. These hubs which will include the India-Africa Institute of foreign trade, a food processing incubation centre and the Makerere Testing Laboratory are aimed at helping the locals acquire development skills. As India, we cherish teaching people how to fish rather than giving them fish, he added.

Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda, the Minister for ICT thanked the Government of India for its continued commitment in supporting development projects in Uganda, adding that: Uganda being an agricultural state needs to improve its capabilities and this can be done by providing skills development to people on foreign trade as well as value addition to agricultural products.

He noted that his ministry was reviewing the National ICT policy framework which provides for an e-learning strategy that will help streamline and promote e-education.

The Vice-Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. John Ddumba Ssentamu, said other tele-education facilities would be availed within the university after it received a grant from the African Development Bank which shall be used to construct multidisciplinary laboratories. Ddumba who was represented by Prof. J.Y.T Mugisha appealed to the Ministry of ICT to continue implementing initiatives aimed at expanding the availability of low-cost bandwidth within the country. I am confident that with such facilities in place, our teaching and learning environment as well as research output will greatly improve, he added.

Six students received medals for excellent academic performance in their different courses. For the Bachelor of Science in IT, Morris Ojok took gold while Justine Katwesige and Augustine Kisitu won the silver and bronze respectively. For the Master of Financial Management, Paul Ssenyonjo won a gold medal while Alice Nabisubi and Moses Ssimbwa took silver and bronze respectively.


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