On Thursday 16th December International University of East Africa (IUEA) was honored as best private University in East Africa during the 2021 East Africa Brand Quality Awards (EABQA) at Golf Course Hotel.
The ceremony took place under the theme: “Innovation and Productivity:The Place of Quality in a Time of Sustainable Change”.
Honorable state Minister of Trade, Harriet Ntabazi presented the brand quality awards to over 100 companies within the East African Community, IUEA among institutions, praising them for their excellent product quality and service.
She honored the IUEA team, which included Vice Chancellor Prof. Emeka Akaezuwa, Quality Assurance Manager Mr. Akasa Omar, and University Chairman Amb. Moses Kiwe Sebunya, with the award.
In his speech, Prof. Emeka identified the link between universities and businesses, emphasizing how universities may assist in the growth of a business or company. He cited the thousands of graduates who are succeeding in the workforce, one of which is Canary Mugume, a popular media personality at NBS TV.
“Businesses have ideas, Universities are able to help them bring those ideas to life, by helping them to analyze the markets and technology through training of individuals,” said Prof Emeka.
This is IUEA’s fourth award in 2021, following Consumers’ Choice Awards for best private university, Uganda Science Innovator’s Award for best innovator and 9th Visionary of Uganda Award for best visionary online teaching international university in Uganda.