The Vice Chancellor Dr. Mouhamad Mpezamihigo (4th left), together with DVC-RICE, Prof. Chukwuemeka Diji (5th right), DVC-AA, Prof. Tayo Arulogun (2nd right), and Dr. Sophie Kazibwe (4th right), met with a team of delegates led by the Director General/CEO, Directorate of Technical Aid Corps (TAC), Dr. Pius Olakunle Osunyikanmi (5th left), from the under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nigeria to discuss a way forward for the TAC Volunteers Program.
The TAC Volunteers Program started in Nigeria in 1987 with the objective of supporting the friendly countries in the areas of academics. TAC partners with KIU to help boost academic excellence whilst ensuring the inculcation of quality and relevant knowledge in the students at Uganda’s leading private university.
According to the Vice-Chancellor, TAC still remains relevant today because of the growing need for specialists in higher institutions of learning in Uganda.
“The Government of Nigeria has been kind enough to send staff from Nigeria to volunteer at our university,” he said.
A number of projects in KIU can be attributed to TAC Volunteers including the KIU Law Clinic which was started up by Dr. Oke Samuel Olugbenga who is also a TAC Volunteer from Nigeria. Others include projects done by students supervised by TAC Volunteers that are worthy of showcase.
The Vice Chancellor also displayed the Gold Presidential Export Award given to KIU by the Uganda Exports Promotion Board in recognition of its export of education as a service, and attributed this success to the contribution of TAC to Uganda’s education system through this university.
TAC plays a big role in aiding KIU to become a premier institution of international repute that prepares students for the world of work and for an inclusive society