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Uganda government, public universities sign a US $105 million scholarship agreement


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The government of Uganda and public universities have signed an agreement to operationalize a new scholarship scheme, New Vision’s Innocent Anguyo reported on Wednesday.

Under the agreement, the Ugandan government will offer about 350 undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships under the “higher education science and technology (HEST)” project that is financed with a $105m (approximately 340b) loan from the African Development Bank (ADB).

New Vision says the participating public universities include Makerere, Kyambogo, Gulu, Mbarara, Gulu, Busitema, and Muni.  Makerere University Business School (MUBS) and Uganda Management Institute (UMI) are the two public degree awarding institutions that will equally participate.

The leaders of the eight public higher education institutions and the education ministry on Tuesday signed the agreement to activate the disbursement of funds. The agreement was signed at the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Sports headquarters at Embassy House in Kampala.