KIU, Main Campus – On November 30th, 2021, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mouhamad Mpezamihigo welcomed the Nigerian High Commissioner to Uganda, H.E Zanna U. Bukar Kolo at the Nigeria High Commission, Nakesero Rd, Kampala.
He was accompanied by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Affairs, Dr. Sophia Kazibwe, and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Innovations, Consultancy and Extensions (RICE), Assoc. Prof. Chukwuemeka Diji.
In his remarks, the VC expressed his deepest appreciation for the support of the Technical Aid Corps (TAC) Volunteers sent to Kampala International University. “KIU is the biggest beneficiary of TAC in Uganda”, according to him. On Friday, 26th November, the University received a new set of TAC members in addition to the 22 volunteers that came in April.
As a firm believer in reverse linkages, where institutions that are advanced in some respects and niches collaborate with those that need to be uplifted, Prof Mpezamihigo assured the High Commissioner of the total commitment of KIU to further enhance the collaboration between the University and the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
About the Technical Aid Corps
The TAC scheme was created by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 1987 as a voluntary international service scheme whereby highly skilled Nigerians, particularly young people, volunteer to serve in developing countries for a two-year period. It was designed to promote Nigeria image and status as a major contributor to the developing countries and especially African development
The Technical Aid Corps is coordinated by the Directorate of Technical Aid Corps, a parastatal under Nigeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.