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KIU Western Campus Hosts Tanzanian Delegation for Swahili Club Launch


KIU, Western Campus -  KIU Western Campus hosted a delegation from the Tanzanian High Commission as they launched the Swahili Club on April 19th, 2024.

The delegation, which represented the Tanzanian High Commissioner to Uganda, His Excellency Major General Paul Kisesa Simuli, included Halima Abdalla, Masunga Biteko and Mayo Tumaini.

They held a brief meeting with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) of KIU Western Campus Assoc. Prof. Eric Mabonga and were taken on a tour of laboratories in the School of Engineering and the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, before settling in the Conference Hall of KIU Teaching Hospital for the launch.

Assoc. Prof. Mabonga welcomed the delegation and expressed his happiness that KIU has built a good relationship with Tanzania.

“I am glad that KIU has built a good relationship with Tanzania because many students from there have chosen to pursue their education with us which forges a close bond of the East African Community,” he said.

Ms. Halima Abdalla, who directly represented the High Commissioner, asked the university administration to support the club and she also donated some books to the campus.

“I request the university administration to stand by the club so that it can achieve all its goals and be able to grow as a group,” she said. 

“We have brought some Swahili dictionaries for the university to be used by all Swahili-speaking students and also reading books to be utilized by the club,” she added.

The University Secretary, Hajat Asiat Mbabazi stated that KIU has many Swahili-speaking students from countries like Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Somalia and she encouraged them to study very hard so that they can represent KIU well in the job market.

The launch also had some presentations, including a choir from the Tanzanian Students Association which entertained guests and a poetry competition.