Investors from India have offered 250 scholarships to Ugandan students in addition to the 5000 scholarships the Indian government extends to African students every year.
Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education, Ms Ketty Lamaro, said they are going to develop a Memorandum of Understanding with Jain University Bangalore India in consultation with Attorney General on how to work together.
“I want to thank her Royal Majesty Maria Leonora Torres, Queen of Maharlika and Princess of Calabarzon from the Philippines, for bringing investors to Uganda. We are so grateful for the scholarships offered,” she said.
The Queen along with the Indian investors also offered to partner with universities in Uganda. This is to train students on the latest courses like cyber security and data analytics among others.
“I promised to work with the Ugandan government and cultural institutions alongside civil societies. This is to improve the lives of the poor in Uganda,” Queen Torres said.
Ambassador Abbey Kigozi Walusimbi, Senior Presidential Advisor on Diaspora Affairs appreciated Jain University for the scholarships. There are already 100 Ugandan students at Jain University, which has existed for the last 30 years.
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