By Prisca Adaeze Nenger
The Vice Chancellor, Kampala International University (KIU), Dr. Mouhamad Mpezamihigo attends the 13th Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) General Conference, which took place on 11th – 12th October, 2018 in Rabat, Morocco.
Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO)
was founded by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in May
1979. With 54 member states, ISESCO is one of the largest
international Islamic organizations and specializes in the fields of
education, science and culture. Its headquarters are in Rabat, Morocco.
ISESCO’s objectives are “to strengthen and promote cooperation among
the Member States in the fields of education, science culture and
communication; consolidate understanding among peoples inside and
outside Member State; contribute to world peace and security through
various means; publicize the true image of Islam and Islamic culture;
promote dialogue among civilizations, cultures and religions; encourage
cultural interaction and foster cultural diversity in the Member States,
while preserving cultural identity and intellectual integrity.”
ISESCO General Conference is composed of ministers in charge of
education, science, culture and communication or their representatives,
appointed by their countries. The Conference convenes triennially in an
ordinary session and may hold an extraordinary session. It is attended
by the representatives of many regional and international organizations.
DELEGATES AT THE 13TH ISESCO GENERAL CONFERENCE, RABAT, MOROCCO.
Dr. Mouhamad who was also a participant in the ministerial high level
meeting, is a representative of Uganda to the Executive Council of
ISESCO. In his speech, he urged all to contribute positively towards the
education system via meaningful innovation, in this technological era.
The Vice Chancellor’s speech reads in part:
"well aware of the large composition of our population being
the youth, and the role of science, education and culture, in shaping
the future of our nation’s needs emphasis”. As Uganda’s representative
to the Executive council of ISESCO, I urge all to participate in
meaningful innovations in our education systems. One disadvantage that
is associated with the massification of technology is the addiction
related to it. Universities like KIU are giving this a priority in order
to harness all the benefits of technology application, while at the
same time, taking precautions. Countries across the globe face ever
increasing challenges of unemployment, climatic changes, crime,
extremism and segregation based on religion, skin colour, gender and
many other “isms”. ISESCO is to benefit member states with several
interventions to address such issues, to which Uganda will benefit.”
KIU through her VC, therefore lends a voice to the development of
innovative educational systems in Uganda, and the world at large via
ISESCO conference 2018.