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KIU Celebrates April 2022 Batch of Technical Aid Corp (TAC) Volunteers


By Isaac Akugizibwe

KIU, Main Campus - On Saturday, April 13th, 2024, the Management of KIU, led by the DVC Academic Affairs, Dr. Tom Mulegi, celebrated the April 2022 batch of Technical Aid Corp (TAC) members who marked the end of their two-year mission.

The event, organized to celebrate the wonderful service the TAC members have rendered to KIU between April 2022 and April 2024, was graced by the Nigerian Embassy in Uganda. HE. M.A.O. Fehintola, the Charge de Affairs of the Nigerian High Commission in Uganda, attended on behalf of the Ambassador.

"The Nigerian Government is highly appreciative of this collaboration with KIU. On behalf of the government, allow me to thank you for always welcoming our people," Mr. Fehintola said in a short speech.

"The relationship between Nigeria and KIU is becoming stronger every day, and I would like to thank you for that. I want to appreciate you for flying the Nigerian flag so high," he added.

Dr. Hashim Ibrahim Bisallah, the TAC Volunteer Coordinator in Uganda, thanked KIU for treating the TAC members to the best hospitality as well as retaining some of them.

"I want to thank KIU for giving TAC members the opportunity to serve the University for two years. I also wish to appreciate the KIU management for retaining five of the TAC members," he said.

"The government of Nigeria is appreciative of this kind gesture and wishes to appreciate KIU for the hospitality given to the outgoing TAC members," he added.

He also added that "those that have been retained will first go to Nigeria to be debriefed so that they can come back as Nigerian ambassadors."

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Academics, Dr. Tom Mulegi, acknowledged the wonderful contribution of the TAC members towards the advancement of Academics at KIU in the last two years.

"Allow me to extend our appreciation to the Nigerian Government for giving us this kind of donation. You people have been so good to us, and your service has taken KIU to another level in Academics," he said.

"I want to commend your commitment to service and knowledge dissemination. We have retained a few of you, but if it were possible, would retain many. However, all of you have been wonderful both in service and discipline. We have not had cases of indiscipline. Your Excellency, Ambassador, they have represented the country very well," he added.

Mrs. Christine Ainebyona, the KIU Campus Administrator, was equally appreciative; "Your Excellency, I want to say your people have diligently served. I pray that the cooperation, discipline, and commitment you have shown keep with us wherever we get to meet again," she said.

The KIU Human Resource Manager, Mrs. Patricia Abiria said, "You have not only served KIU, but you have also served the community and our country at large. Your knowledge will help so many students."

Dr. Ebere Emilia Ayogu from the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Practice spoke on behalf of the outgoing team. She reiterated their commitment to service and their availability whenever the University needs them.

"I want to salute KIU for giving us the opportunity, and we shall continue to give our all. I want to assure the University that we shall not abandon KIU," she remarked.

"On behalf of TAC, I want to appreciate KIU for accommodating us, thank you for all the time, thank you for everything."