By Robinah Nanyondo/Umoja Standard.
Kansanga, Uganda: On Wednesday, Uganda’s International University of East Africa (IUEA) installed Ambassador Dr. Amina Chawir Mohammed as Chancellor.
Dr. Amina is the second Chancellor to lead IUEA since its inception replacing Late Prof. Mutebile Emmanuel who we was called to be with the Lord in January, 2022.
Important to note.
Dr. Amina Chawahir Mohamed Jibril is a profound lawyer, diplomat and politician with great passion in education and unquantifiable leadership experience internationally.
She chaired International Organization for Migration (IOM, World Trade Organization (WTO) General Council and Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
She also served as Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya from May 2013 to February 2018, when His Excellency, President Uhuru Kenyatta, after re-election, moved her to the Education Ministry.
In March 2019, she was moved to the Sports Ministry serving as the Cabinet Secretary for Sports.
With her brand and reputation, Dr. Amina will be resourceful to the University.
“It is my opportunity to serve not only the university but East Africa and Africa at large in a bid to help find solutions to the continent’s problems”. Said Dr. Amina in her opener.
She stressed that it is universities to aid in teaching young generation to solve real world problems.
She added that we are in the middle of the fourth industrial revolution and this is what I want to implement here to make sure IUEA is the University of Choice continentally.
The Chancellor affirmed that her focus is that the university offers education inclusive of practical experiences and skills for for own students.
In his remarks, Prof. Emeka Akaezuwa– the Vice Chancellor of the University stressed that Dr. Amina’s appointment is monumental and a strong milestone to the great institution.
He said the university focuses at encouraging skills and a generation that will harness continent building.
Uganda’s Chief Justice, Alfonse Owiny- Dollo who is also the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees for International University of East Africa asked the installed Chancellor to take the University to another level.
He said as a University they are highly confident that she will lift the institution in producing resourceful students as per 21st century requirements. He also believed that the Chancellor will to the achievement of being University of technological choice for Africa.
About International University of East Africa.
IUEA is a university in Uganda that believes in offering a transformational experience for its students, ensuring that they grow and develop in ways that they might not even yet have dreamed of.
It is one of the strongest universities in East Africa that doesn’t just rely on a heritage stretching back over many years but focus on making history every day. Their growing numbers and high graduate employability demonstrate that they are a real force in the higher education sector.
International University Of East Africa (IUEA) is a University licensed by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) situated in Kansanga, Kampala City, It’s a multi-cultural university with students coming across Africa and beyond focusing mainly on technology, innovation, Legal, Business courses among others.
The university has exhibited various technological advancements including electric motorcycles, tractors, apps among others.