MTN Uganda Grants 21 Scholarships To Students


cialis 40mg geneva;”>The three men identified as Mohammed Ahmed, Gideon Kibibi and Sebastian Koome are all Kenyan nationals.

They were arrested for engaging in employment in Uganda without work permits and are currently being detained at the Gulu Central police station.

These men are among the 31 illegal immigrants arrested from Elegu trading centre early this month and charged in the Gulu High court.

Patrick Jimmy Okema, the police spokesperson for Aswa region confirmed the matter saying 10 of the 31 illegal immigrants who were Kenyan nationals have been deported after meeting their court fees.

Okema added that Mohammed Ahamed is supposed to pay Shs 150,000, Gideon Kibibi Shs 200,000 and Sebastian Koome Shs 200,000.

hospital geneva;”>This aptitude test was part of an initiative to popularize and encourage usage of an e-learning platform that MTN Uganda and Gayaza High School launched on June 31.

The initiative is geared to impact and empower learners with in the country through improved electronic educational content and user enabling apps.

In his remarks at the handover of the scholarships at Kibuli Secondary School in Kampala on Friday, Anthony Katamba, MTN Uganda GM Corporate Services said, “Education and ICT are both areas that are very close to our hearts at MTN because of their potential to transform the socio-economic status of a community.”

He noted that education is one area that MTN has decided to focus its social investments. “As the leading communications company in Uganda, we are very proud to champion the cause of e-learning,” he said.

MTN’s theme this year has been “investing in Education,’ but skewed towards ICT in education.

Education Minister Mrs.Jessica Alupo and MTN CEO Mazen Mroué take a group photo with the 21 lucky students who won scholarships from MTN Uganda

According to MTN’s CEO Mazen Mroué, in developing world, governments are strained by all the social requirements they need to invest in, and many a times, they are not able to fully invest in everything.

“It therefore calls upon private entities like MTN to come in and supplement government efforts through such investments in social infrastructure whose impact cannot be measured, and yet they make a whole lot of difference. As the number one corporate citizen, we are committed to doing our part,” said Katamba said.

Jessica Alupo, Minister of Education and sports, present at the handover, thanked MTN Uganda for their continued support to Ugandans in different areas.

“There is no sector that MTN Uganda has not touched with their social investments. And these are all very noble investments. If we have more private partners picking a leaf from MTN, government would be able to concentrate on building infrastructure and policy issues,” she said.

Among the winners of the test, there were five regional winners from the Central, Northern, Western and Eastern/Southern each with an overall winner, however, Joseph Owori, a student from Namilyango Colleg had the highest score.


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