KIU, Main Campus - On Thursday, September 23, 2021, the leading private University in Uganda, Kampala International University (KIU), and the Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA). The MoU will allow the two universities to collaborate on joint projects and programmes, while under the MoA, KIU will train 24 scholars from IUIU under a scholarship scheme set up by the Chairman Board of Trustees, Dr. Haj Hassan Basajjabalaba.
The team from IUIU led by the Rector, Prof. Ismail Gyagenda was received by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Mouhamad Mpezamihigo, and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Affairs, Dr. Sophia Kazibwe.
The scholarship was initiated by the CBOT to help IUIU develop qualified human capital for their Habib Medical School and proposed Faculty of Engineering.
According to the Vice-Chancellor, “The Chairman has offered 24 sets of scholarships. All of them are Master’s Programmes”. The VC noted that these scholarships will be spread across the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences and School of Engineering Sciences.
“10 programmes will be offered under Biomedical Sciences – MSc in Anatomy (2), MSc in Biochemistry (2), MSc in Physiology (2), MSc in Microbiology (2), and MSc in Pharmacology (2). Under Engineering Science, the CBOT also sponsored 6 programmes – MSc in Civil Engineering (2), MSc in Electrical/Electronics Engineering (2), and MSc in Mechanical Engineering (2).
“The remaining programmes were under medical sciences – MMed in Surgery (2), MMed in Internal Medicine (2), MMed in Obstetrics and Gynecology (2) and MMed in Psychiatry (2).”
As a firm believer in education as a tool for national development, Dr. Haj Hassan Basajjabalaba has been providing scholarship opportunities to students all over Uganda under the KIU Bursary Scheme.
The IUIU Rector thanked the KIU CBOT and the VC for their generous efforts. He also noted that this MoU and MoA is the largest ever between two Ugandan Universities. The elated Rector was full of praise for the CBOT. “No Ugandan national is so much invested in education like Dr. Haj Hassan Basajjabalaba”
The VC informed the IUIU team that KIU has the best School of Engineering in Uganda and the largest private University Teaching Hospital in Uganda. The School has modern learning facilities for Engineering students ranging from Diploma, Bachelor, Masters and PhD. This scholarship comes with tuition waivers. “The Scholarship should be taken up as soon as possible. KIU will provide the research facilities, while IUIU will select the best students for this programme”.
Other members of the IUIU team include – Vice Rector Academic Affairs, Prof. Jamil Serwanga, Director Kampala Campus, Dr. Twaha Kasula, Dean Habib Medical School, Dr. Hakim Sendagiri and Assistant to the Recor, Mr. Abdallah Mutyaba.
About Kampala International University Teaching Hospital (KIUTH)
The biggest private University Teaching Hospital in Uganda, KIUTH, was established in 2007 at the Western Campus in Ishaka, Bushenyi to enhance the quality of health science professionals' training while at the same time complementing the efforts of the government of Uganda towards the provision of quality, equitable and accessible preventive, and curative health services to the people of Uganda.
The Teaching Hospital is accredited by the East Africa Community (EAC) Medical Council and offers medical programmes in MBBS, Dental Surgery, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Paediatrics and Child Health.
KIUTH has teaching sites in Hoima Referral Hospital, Jinja Referral Hospital, Lira Referral Hospitals and Fort-Portal Referral Hospital. These teaching sites is a platform for medical students to get concrete clinical experiences while learning.
About KIU School of Engineering Sciences
The School of Engineering Sciences was set up to bridge the skill gap in the field of Engineering in Uganda. The School located at the Western Campus in Ishaka-Bushenyi is equipped with modern state-of-the-art facilities that will enable students to acquire engineering competencies needed to compete at the international level.
The University offers the following engineering programmes from Diploma, Bachelors, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters and PhD – Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Systems Engineering, and Renewable Energy.