Nkumba University signs MOU with Entebbe Municipal CouncilHakim Mulinde
Nkumba University signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Entebbe Municipal Council on the 22nd September 2021 at the Entebbe Municipal Hall.
Through this MoU, both the institution and Municipal council agreed to join hands in a bid to improve the quality of education in the local community. The partnership shall see both parties take part in joint research projects, organise seminars, workshops, symposiums and competitions from time to time.
“Cities grow with their universities. You see this all over Europe. When we become a city next year, this is what we intend to do with Nkumba University”, Mr. Rulinda said, as he signed the MoU. He expressed excitement for re-instating the relationship between Nkumba University and Entebbe Municipality.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Prof. Jude T. Lubega, Vice Chancellor for Nkumba University, Mr. Fabrice Rulinda, Mayor – Entebbe Municipality and witnessed by various members of the Entebbe Municipal Council. The momentous occasion happened alongside a Career Guidance Expo organized specially for the S.6 leavers in the municipality.
“We need to understand that there is no bad profession. It’s all about your passion, interests and ability. Thankfully, Nkumba University is here us to ease Education,” said the mayor. He went ahead to promise that he would enroll for a Master’s programme at Nkumba in the next intake, and encouraged the S.6 vacists and members of the Municipal Council to follow suit.
Faculty from Nkumba University spoke to the students, and advised them about the various available career paths and programmes offered at the institution. Students were advised to be careful while considering their courses since their decision could alter the course of their lives.
Prof. Jude T. Lubega, in his talk at the Career guidance session, announced that the university shall offer a 30% off bursary to all students who apply to join the institution through the Entebbe Municipal Council. This move, he said, was aimed at improving financial inclusion at the institution.