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IUIU Rector Participates in the 15th RENU AGM

  • 27th April, 2024 3:12pm
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Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) participated in the annual Research and Education Network for Uganda (RENU) 15th Annual General Meeting (AGM) On 25th April 2024 at Kampala Serena Hotel. 

The Rector was represented by the Vice-Rector incharge of Academic Affairs, Dr. Jamil Serwanga, and the ICT HoD Dr. Chemisto Musa. 

As a member of RENU, IUIU is part of the annual decision-making process that is interested in ensuring the growth, governance, oversight, and direction of RENU. 

During the meeting, among other issues the CEO’s report for the year ended 31st December 2023 showed that RENU is financially stable and has developed new products for members to use, RENU’s new strategic plan 2024-2028 which was approved by the Board and the AGM. 

The IUIU Vice Rector incharge of Academic Affairs advised RENU to develop a plan to get a permanent home so that they do not have to pay office rent and cut on expensive office rent expenditures.

Dr jamil also suggested that RENU motivates member institutions that delay in making their financial subscriptions on time so that RENU finances are not affected. 

RENU provides ICT critical services Internet and Connectivity Bandwidth (Internet Service Provider eduroam on the Go Anti-plagiarism Software (Turnitin) Zoom Colocation (Email Hosting and Website Hosting Website Application Filtering Primary Domain Name System (DNS)

Founded in 2006, RENU is a National Research and Education Network (NREN) that is a specialized ICT solutions provider for the entire Research and Education (R&E) community including schools, colleges, other tertiary institutions, hospitals, and their end users. 

New products were also showcased at the occasion such as Solar Powered Routers which they intend to manufacture in Uganda, eduroam on the go, and Campus Network as a Service (CNaaS) which they have offered to member institutions.

IUIU is already using some new products like solar powered routers at Kampala campus and Main campus Mbale.