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First Lady Tours Central Teaching Facilities, AfDB Projects

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  • 23 Apr 2018 - 3:31pm
  • By Mark Wamai
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First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports-Hon. Janet Museveni (C) flanked by Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (3rd L), Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration)-Prof. William Bazeyo (2nd L) and other members of Management, Government Officials and EXCEL Construction representatives during a tour of Central Teaching Facility 2, 23rd April 2018, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

The First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports (MoES)-Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni on Monday 23rd April 2018 toured the recently completed Central Teaching Facilities 1 & 2 as well as the Chemistry Department, College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS), constructed and renovated respectively, with support from the African Development Bank (AfDB), Higher Education Science and Technology Programme (HEST). The US$29.2m allocated to Makerere University was part of a five year project approved as a loan from AfDB to the Government of Uganda in 2013, to improve science and technology in Higher Education Institutions.

The sites on which Central Teaching Facilities 1 & 2 currently stand were officially handed over to the contractor; EXCEL Construction on 18th December 2015. The tour by the First Lady was preceded by an official opening ceremony for the Makerere-Sida Bilateral Research Programme Annual Planning Meeting, during which she commended the University leadership for effectively supervising the project.  

The First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports-Hon. Janet Museveni (C) poses for a photo with Assoc. Prof. Sylvia Nannyonga-Tamusuza and PAF Students after touring Central Teaching Facility 1

The two Central Teaching Facilities bring an additional 12,000 square metres of floor space on board. A number of laboratories in five Colleges have also been renovated and up-graded under the same project.

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