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Makerere University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Vision Group to collaborate in the area of ICT Application development, Research development, Joint Community Outreach Projects and Knowledge Exchange. The MoU signing ceremony was held at the New Vision Head Offices on 1st July 2014.
The MoU will be implemented in the College of Computing and Information Sciences, CoCIS. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu, who signed on behalf of Makerere University said the University is focussing on producing relevant students. “We are interested in producing students with the requisite skills. I am grateful for this partnership because it is a step in the right direction, especially now that Makerere University is increasingly calling out for Public Private partnerships,’’ he said.
The Chief Executive Officer of Vision Group, Robert Kabushenga challenged Makerere University students to innovate for the skyrocketing digital market. “We are having to go to India to find solutions for things our own graduates can make, if they choose to focus on them. We need our own people who understand our challenges, to help find the right solutions,” he asserted.
The CEO added that Vision Group is open to partnerships with other Colleges/Units of Makerere University, especially the Mass Communication Department. The Principal of CoCIS, Prof. Constant Obura said the partnership was in line with the College initiative to empower young generations, adding that CoCIS will fully take up all available opportunities for students.
The one year partnership is renewable upon consent by both parties. The Vice Chancellor and his team were later taken on a guided tour of the Vision Group production units.
By Marion Alina, Public Relations Office