MUST – Cuba partnership appreciated

On 7th March 2023, Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) hosted the Cuban Ambassador to Uganda H.E Dr. Tania Peres Xiques.

The Ambassador reechoed the value Cuba attaches to the partnership and said that this is the main project they have in Uganda. H.E the Ambassador emphasised that the professors not only offer services but learn a lot from teaching at MUST, these are opportunities that are appreciated.

She thanked MUST for the commitment to the partnership and noted that Cuba looks forward to the update of the protocol with Uganda. The Ambassador made the visit with her husband Eng. Saul Silverio Swaby Wilson.


H.E Dr. Tania Peres Xiques after receiving the gift

In his remarks, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Celestino Obua welcomed the Ambassador and appreciated Cuba for the enormous support to MUST that should never be underrated. He expressed that MUST is very comfortable with Cuban professors that are always sent to teach and noted that their contribution is cherished.

Through their service, many lives have been impacted. Speaking about the worth of the Cuban professors, the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs, Prof. Nixon Kamukama said that a price can not be attached to what they have done, they picked MUST from grass to grace and have provided a blend in teaching that overcomes inbreeding.

They always focus on teaching and treating patients, which is a real asset to MUST. The University Secretary Mr. Melchior Byaruhanga attested to the good working relationship with the professors over the years.

Prof. Celestino Obua hands over a gift to H.E Dr. Tania Peres Xiques the Ambassador of Cuba to Uganda

One of the Cuban Professors at MUST, Prof. Yarine Farardo Tornes praised MUST for all the hospitality given to them and that they are so grateful for the way they are treated. MUST has a fruitful partnership with Cuba that started when the university was established in 1989.

Succeed we must.