UTAMU Partners With NUDIPU To Aid The Disabled

purchase geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>According to UTAMU’s Director for Research, site Engagement and Innovations, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Florence Tushabe, the partnership with NUDIPU is “a significant compliment to UTAMU’s mission of providing global quality education, research and innovation critical to economic and human development”.

The signing, which took place In November this year at UTAMU head office at Twed Towers in Kampala was graced by members of management from both institutions.

Both parties agreed to collaborate in areas of training, research, and development, joint community outreach projects and knowledge exchange in order to build skills and capacity among persons with disabilities like the blind, deaf, the physically challenged among others.

Meanwhile, Prof. Benon C. Basheka, the overall coordinator of the PhD programme at UTAMU’s, has actually raised the UTAMU flag in different parts of the African continent.

The Dean of the School of Business & Management left for South Africa on 26th October 2013, where he gave a key note address on the topic “Politics and Africa’s Economic Transformation: A public Administration Perspective” during the 1st International Conference on Development Finance and Economic Development that was held from 27th to 29th October 2013 in South Africa.

In his Presentation, Prof. Basheka noted that unfair political decisions and policies have greatly contributed to economic crises in African countries.

He recommended teaching of civil service values in all public administration institutions and provision of this service to public administrators alongside introducing nationally developed, participatory government-wide monitoring and evaluation systems in a bid to build strong institutions.

From South Africa, Basheka proceeded to Rwanda where he made a presentation during the Annual General meeting of the East African Association of Anti-corruption Authorities (EAAACA).

Prof. Benon Basheka is now in Tanzania doing external examination for the School of Education at the University of Dar Es salaam after which he will be paying a courtesy call to UTAMU partners in Tanzania, like TPSC (Tanzania Public Service College.)

“Our capacity as UTAMU staff is now recognized internationally”, Basheka said while in Tanzania.

In a related development, UTAMU Vice Chancellor, Prof. Venancious Baryamureeba also represented UTAMU in Zambia in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Innovation Council meeting.

Baryamureeba also chairs the COMESA Innovation Council.


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