IGANGA- The visiting president of an Iranian university, Dr Ensiyeh Khazali, has urged universities in Uganda to tailor their academic programmes around the needs of the communities in which they operate.
Dr Khazali from the Al-Zahra University in Tehran, said this is the only way universities can empower communities and be agents of social and economic development.
The don was at the weekend speaking at Busoga University in Iganga District where he, together with other officials from his university, formalised a Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions.
The two universities will under the terms of the memorandum have cultural exchange programmes and work together to promote girl-child education. The institutions also agreed on assisting each other in infrastructural development, resource mobilisation and collaborative research.
In a speech read by the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of finance and administration, the Busoga University Chancellor, Dr Frank Nabwiso, said, “[The] collaboration makes us receptive to sharing and achieving together and definitely we will benefit from the collaboration with you.”
SOURCE: Daily Monitor