IUIU(Islamic University in Uganda) signed a memorandum of understanding with Abdul Rahman Al-summit University, Zanzibar to cooperate in various fields, research for students .
Abdulrahman Al-Sumait Memorial University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Zanzibar.
According to the Memorandum signed at the University’s Main Campus Mbale on 23rd August 2019, the two Universities will cooperate mainly in promoting research and development in the East African Region.
This comes following a two days meeting involving top IUIU Administration and Abdul Rahman Al-summit university’s Vice chancellor and his deputy in the rector’s office.
The memorandum which also among others seeks to provide for the exchange of students and staff for capacity building between the two institutions was signed by the IUIU Vice-Rector in charge of Academics Prof. Ismael Simbwa Gyagenda and the Vice-Chancellor of the Zanzibar University, Professor Amran Rasli.
According to Prof. Gyagenda, IUIU is currently moving towards developing its research capacity as a way of building a better human resource not only for the institution but for Africa as a whole.
“We want to make IUIU a home of researchers, this will not only give us a better ranking among institutions globally but build our human resource who will help contribute towards finding solutions to Africa’s problems” He detailed.
The Vice-rector revealed that the collaboration with Abdul Rahman Al-summit University is one among many others that the institution intends to make with other Universities in research related fields.
Professor Amran hailed the memorandum noting that IUIU being a well-established institution, will not only create a great opportunity for them to have their lecturers trained in PhD programs but also get ideas on how to design Academic programs relevant to the youths in the Zanzibar.