In a bid to improve Academic mobility and the quality of human resources, Kyambogo University has made a step towards implementation of the collaboration between the University and the Ministry of Higher Education-Cuba.

While meeting with the Cuban Ambassador to Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya H.E Dr. Tania Perez Xiques, on Tuesday 4th Oct 2022 in the University Council room, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Eli Katunguka – Rwakishaya (PhD) noted that the University is in the final stages of hiring Cuban professors to supplement those already available in providing expertise in different academic disciplines.

In 2018, Professor John Okedi, then Chairperson University Council led a team of officials of Kyambogo University on a visit to Cuba to explore the possibility of recruiting academic staff at professorial rank from Cuban universities to serve in critical areas of Engineering, Science Technology, Special Needs and Teacher Education.

Meanwhile, Mr Manano said the memorandum of understanding between Kyambogo University and the Cuban Ministry of Higher Education is still pending.

The Cuban Ambassador said she was going to consult the embassy and the Cuban Ministry of Education if the people whose CVs were sent to Kyambogo are still available since the documents were sent way back in 2019.

“I have received all the information about the data of the professors you want. It is important that we know the requirements and experiences the university is looking for because we have many professors. I will consult our ministry of education and the embassy about the new development,” Ms Xigues said.

Uganda has been sharing a great working relationship with Cuba over the last years in developing and implementing programmes in various sectors, including setting up of Mbarara University of Science and Technology.