Massage from Makerere university. Warm greetings from the Makerere University Council, Senate, Staff, Students and Alumni!
We are glad that both Makerere University (92 years of existence) and Mbarara University of Science and Technology (now 25 years) are partners. We have been called and blessed with the noble duty of creating and imparting knowledge critical to the positive transformation of society and the world at large. It is also gratifying to note that in the higher education sector, this cardinal duty of nurturing and training graduates who value knowledge is an everlasting obligation!
It is in this spirit of continuity, and yet relevant to the society that higher education institutions exist to serve, that I, on behalf of Makerere University, heartily congratulate the Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) Council, Senate, Management, Staff, Students and Alumni upon marking 25 years of existence. This milestone in your history indeed pays homage to your founding principle; to train much-needed manpower to revamp our then collapsing economy and social infrastructure, and for this, we congratulate you!
As an institution that was founded on the philosophy that science and technology is the key in fast tracking Uganda’s nation building initiatives, we wish to commend you upon adopting various innovative strategies that have seen you graduate over seven thousand students since inception. We also wish to laud you upon establishing various community outreach initiatives which have ensured that the groundbreaking research and new knowledge generated at MUST has benefited the population in Uganda and the world at large.
Makerere University over her own decades of existence has indeed come to appreciate the value that knowledge transfer partnerships and networking bring to our country, in as far as improving the livelihoods and skills of our communities is concerned. However, I must hasten to add that this process has been mutually beneficial especially as it has enabled Makerere University to constantly refine her curricula to adapt to the ever changing regional and global needs.
I therefore once again sincerely congratulate Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) upon this important milestone and pray that you continue being inspired for countless generations to come by your motto ‘Succeed we Must’. May the Almighty God continue to grant you wisdom in all your endeavours, and we look forward to celebrating your Golden Jubilee in the years to come!
Professor Barnabas Nawangwe
Acting Vice Chancellor, Makerere university