Boost for MUST: Bank of Uganda Donates

On May 3, 2024, Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) received a significant donation of computers and library resources from the Bank of Uganda. This generous contribution reflects the Bank’s commitment to fostering education and development within Ugandan communities. MUST expressed its deep appreciation for this valuable support.

A delegation from the Bank of Uganda, led by Ms. Susan Kanyemibwa, Bank Secretary and Head of CSR, graced the ceremony. Her presence showed the Bank’s alignment with MUST’s mandate, which emphasizes promoting quality science and technology education for national progress.

Prof. Nixon Kamukama Receiving the history of the bank of Uganda from Ms. Suzan Kanyemibwa (centre) Sarah Nyacho Mwaka

Ms. Kanyemibwa emphasized the growing importance of strategic thinking in our digital age, where Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming the landscape. She highlighted that this donation represents one of many ways the Bank of Uganda is investing in Uganda’s future. Beyond education, the Bank has also been actively renovating maternal health centers in its operational cities.

Ms. Kanyemibwa further emphasized how these initiatives contribute to the Bank’s overall mission of empowering communities and driving socio-economic transformation across Uganda. MUST is enthusiastic about the positive impact this donation will have on its students and faculty, and looks forward to a lasting partnership with the Bank of Uganda.

Prof. Nixon receives the Golden Odyssey: Bank of Uganda 1966-2016 from Ms. Susan.

Professor Nixon Kamukama, the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs (DVC AA), expressed his gratitude to the Bank of Uganda for considering MUST in its efforts to support research and training. He emphasized how this contribution aligns perfectly with MUST’s mission of providing high-quality, relevant education and research, with a particular focus on science and technology for community development.

“Your support for our University is truly commendable,” stated Professor Kamukama. Other attendees included members of the council committee responsible for student welfare and discipline, The Dean of Students Mr. Emmanuel Kyagaba,  Dr. Evarist Nabaasa, Dean of Faculty of computing and Informatics, the University Librarian Dr. Robert S. Buwule, Mr. Amos Baryashaba, Head of Computing Services and other faculty and staff.

Professor Kamukama also acknowledged the instrumental role of Professor Celestino Obua, the Vice Chancellor, who initiated the donation with the Deputy Governor of Bank of Uganda, Mr. Michael Atingi-Ego, and Ms. Sarah Nyacho Mwaka (Esq) who did a tremendous job of following up the donation to date. Sarah works with Bank of Uganda and the Vice Chairperson of the University Council.