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Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Help IUIU Build Global Partnerships

Wednesday, 22nd September 2021
The newly appointed Rector of the Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU), Prof Ismail Simbwa Gyagenda paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Gen. Abubaker Jeje ODONGO today afternoon. He was accompanied by Hon. Nusura Tiperu, a member of the University Council-Chairperson Estates Committee, and Prof Abdul Kaziba Mpaata, Vice-Rector in charge of Finance and Administration.

The Islamic University in Uganda was established in 1988 by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) under a bilateral agreement signed with Uganda.

Prof Gyagenda who was appointed the University Rector in January this year has previously served as the Vice-Rector Academic Affairs.

The Rector and the IUIU leadership team called on the Minister to explore different ways through which the Ministry can help to mobilise and rally International support for the University, especially in the Agriculture and Health Sciences disciplines.

Hon. Odongo praised IUIU's work in contributing to the Education sector in Uganda. IUIU has registered 37,000 graduates since its inception. He further pledged the Ministry's commitment to the University's efforts in growing its global partnerships and alliances which will support its vision of being a leading international center of educational excellence.. 
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