On July 5 to 7, 2012 the Kigali Serena Hotel will host the three-day education exhibition for Uganda’s private and public universities, in order to attract international students.
The exhibition under a theme; “Study in Uganda Universities Exhibition” is aimed at showcasing services of 12 universities from Uganda which include Kabale University, Bugema University, Islamic University in Uganda, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, and Uganda Marty’s University Nkozi.
Others are Bishop Stuart University, Uganda Christian University, Kyambogo University, St. Lawrence University, Mountains of the Moon University, Kampala University and Gulu University, According to a statement from the Commonwealth Secretariat and Uganda Export Promotion Board.
The exhibition announced by the Uganda Export Promotion Board was organised in collaboration with the Commonwealth Secretariat, Ugandan Universities, Uganda National Council of Higher Education and the Ministry of Education in Uganda.
The Ugandan Education Minister Vincent Biruta, said the marketing of Uganda’s higher education Services is being implemented to improve and enhance university services to international students and to strengthen inter-university collaboration among EAC member states.
Adding that, this platform serves as an opportunity for Rwanda and Uganda to tap into mutually accessible and diverse knowledge pools, in addition to cementing our socio cultural relations. As Uganda prepares to celebrate 50 years of independence, it can also boast of the progresses made in development of its education sector.
The marketing of Uganda’s higher education Services is being implemented to improve and enhance University services to international students and to strengthen inter-university collaboration among EAC member states.
Biruta said Rwanda is yet to organize such an exhibition, but that the government has completed marketing the Kigali campus of Carnegie Melon University across East African countries.
“There are foreign students who are pursuing their respective studies at various private universities in Rwanda. But I also encourage our private universities to put in place more strategies which will enable increase the number of students from EAC member states and beyond to further strengthen our education sector and boost the economy,” Dr Biruta said.