February 6, 2016: Speaking at the Aga Khan University convocation ceremony in Kampala where he was Chief Guest, Dr Benedict Mtasiwa, Chief Principal, Exchange Programmes, Links and Partnerships, Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) urged East African universities to seize opportunities for dialogue and cooperation across the region to enable a more integrated East African community where students are able to pursue degrees and educational opportunities across borders.
A total of 78 students graduated in General Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees and Master of Education. Dr Mtasiwa applauded Aga Khan University as a premier supporter of the Inter-University Council for East Africa. “Indeed, AKU is one of the quality leaders in East African higher education and just as clearly, if one were to look to any university for advice on working across national borders in East Africa, AKU would be very high on the list.”
Dr Mtasiwa highlighted the council’s work on training, promotion, maintenance and improvement of the quality of higher education in East Africa, part result being the establishment of East African Higher Education Quality Assurance Network–an independent, civil society organisation whose current president is from AKU. He said the Network “is providing vital assistance to the council in its mission of improving the quality of higher education. It is a great example of individuals coming together on a voluntary basis across institutions and countries to pursue a common goal.”
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