The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, HE Mr. Hissein Brahim Taha called on the universities of the OIC Member States to adapt their curricula and equip their students with advanced technologies in line with the technological advancements made in the world.
The Secretary General made this call in a speech delivered on his behalf by HE Amb. Askar Mussinov, Deputy Secretary General for Science and Technology, during the 30th graduation ceremony of the Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) held in Mbale, Uganda on June 10, 2022. The Secretary General also congratulated the graduates and advised them to keep improving their knowledge and skills and to keep pace with rapid technological advancements to ensure continued progress in their lives.
The colorful ceremony attracted thousands of guests from the East African region and beyond. Several officials also took the floor during the ceremony to pay tribute to the OIC in view of its commitment to the promotion of higher education, science and technology among the Member States of the OCI and for his unwavering support to the Islamic University in Uganda. Under the patronage of the OIC, the University has recorded tremendous achievements ranging from the increase in academic programs to the development of modern infrastructure.
Prior to the graduation ceremony, the Board of Trustees held its 35th regular meeting in the town of Mbale, during which it passed a number of resolutions aimed at improving the administrative and academic performance of the University.
IIUU, which began with just 88 students in 1988, now has over 10,000 students and nine faculties, up from just two at its inception. It expanded to other parts of the country by establishing three other campuses in addition to the main campus in Mable.
At this year’s graduation ceremony, a total of 2278 students were awarded various honors ranging from certificate to doctorate.