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  • 06th December, 2021 12:00am
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IUIU has been fully accepted as a member of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), thanks to Assoc. Prof. Dr. HATIM, from the University of Korodofan who works at the RUFORUM office at Makerere University. The Rector Islamic University in Uganda now joins other distinguished Vice Chancellors from 142 African Universities as the Board of Directors of RUFORUM.
In his comments, the Rector emphasized that IUIU must take advantage of our membership to RUFORUM as we work on the comprehensive concept note on developing a Demonstration Farm and a Faculty of Agriculture, and Animal Husbandry.
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is convening for the First RUFORUM Triennial Conference, the 17th Annual General Meeting and 7th African Higher Education Week slated for 6th -10th December 2021 at Palais des Congres de Cotonou, Benin under the Theme “Operationalising Higher Education for Innovation, Industrialisation, Inclusion and Sustainable Economic Development in Africa: A Call for Action”. It is a blended event involving face-to-face meetings in Benin and virtual.
The Triennial conference aims to; 1) Catalyse investment in Higher Education for strengthening Africa's Science, Technology and Innovation Capacity, 2) Promote international linkages and partnerships for strengthening Higher Education in Africa, 3) Promote youth employment and skills acquisition for development, and 4) Strengthen University-Private sector business linkages.