KIU, Main Campus - On Thursday, November 23rd, 2023, The KIU Management celebrated the November 2021 Batch of the Nigerian Government-sponsored Technical Aids Corps (TAC) volunteers, the completion of their 2-year mandatory service.
KIU was represented by Assoc. Prof. Eric Mabonga, the DVC Western Campus, and Ms. Patricia Abiria, the Ag. Director Human Resource, while the Nigeria High Commission Uganda was represented by Mr. A. O. Fehintola, the Charge dè Affairs, Nigeria High Commission Uganda. Also present was Dr. Hashim Ibrahim Bisallah, the Coordinator in charge of all TAC Volunteers in Uganda, and serves as the Director of Research and Consultancy, at KIU Main campus.
The Charge dè Affairs, Mr A. O Fehintola thanked the volunteers for being good ambassadors of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He noted that the TAC Scheme was designed to help Africa and other, countries fill certain gaps in their manpower needs.
In his remarks, the DVC Western Campus, Assoc. Prof. Mabouga, was full of praise for the TAC members.
"I want to thank the Nigerian Government for the collaboration and for supporting us, we are very grateful for the support given to us. I take this opportunity to thank you [TAC Volunteers] for your commitment and for what you have done. Your service did not go unnoticed."
Dr. Bisallah, in his capacity as the TAC Coordinator in Uganda, thanked the Nigerian High Commission, and KIU Management for their unwavering support over the past two years, and the Ugandan government for creating a warm hospitality.
For the past two years, some of these volunteers served as Deans, Directors, Associate Deans, and HoDs at both the Main and Western Campuses of the University.
About The Technical Aid Corps Scheme
The TAC Scheme is a scheme where highly skilled Nigerians, volunteer to serve in developing countries for a two-year period. The Nigeria Government through the scheme over the years has been sharing human resources with countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific (ACP)