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20 Lecturers from Technical and Vocational institutes selected for EASTRIP China TVET scholarship for postgraduate studies in China

Kampala, Uganda, 2nd August 2023The Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) in partnership with the People’s Republic of China and the World Bank, have awarded twenty (20) scholarships to lecturers and tutors from Technical and Vocational Education and Training Institutes (TVET) for post graduate studies at top Universities in China.

The scholarships were awarded to lecturers and tutors from Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania as part of capacity building the academic and technical capacity of faculty members from Regional TVET Centres of Excellence. The scholarship is part of the East African Skills for Transformation and Regional Integration Project (EASPRIP), funded by the World Bank, to improve the quality and relevance of TVET programmes in the region.

Out of the 20 scholarships awarded, 8 are from Ethiopia, 6 are from Kenya, and 6 are from Tanzania, 30 % of the total scholarships was awarded to females.

The Executive Secretary, IUCEA, Prof. Gaspard Banyankimbona expressed gratitude to the People’s Republic of China and the World Bank for the financial support that has made the scholarship possible. “I would like to thank the People’s Republic of China, through the Ministry of Education, and the World Bank for their financial support towards the EASTRIP China TVET Scholarship programme”.

“The scholarship supports our commitment to transforming the TVET systems in East Africa by building capacity of TVET faculty to enhance their skills and knowledge and improve the quality and relevance of TVET programmes. This will have a profound impact on reducing youth unemployment through practical hands-on skills development,” Prof. Banyankimbona said.

The selected candidates went through a rigorous multilevel selection process involving the college management, IUCEA, the China Scholarship Council, and Chinese universities. To qualify for the EASTRIP-China TVET Scholarships, applicants needed to must fulfil the following:

  1. Be employed and nominated by an institution that hosts EASTRIP Regional Flagship Technical Institute (RFTIs) demonstrated by a working bond agreement between the institution and the candidate.
  2. Apply for further studies in a field of study that is relevant to EASTRIP priority areas.
  3. Demonstrable academic excellence.

Selected applicants for the 3rd cohort of the EASTRIP China TVET Scholarship Programme

 

No

 

Name

 

Gender

 

Institute & Nationality

University  

Major

 

1

Mohammed, Khadija Omar  

Female

National Institute of Transport Tanzania University of Science and Technology Beijing PhD in Information and Communications

Engineering

 

2

Chakumba, Joseph Andrew  

Male

Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (Main Campus)- Tanzania Harbin Institute of Technology PhD in Business Administration
 

3

Philipo, Adamu Gaston

 

Male Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (Main Campus)-Tanzania University of Science and Technology Beijing PhD in Computer Science and Technology
 

4

Mgeni, Alatupoka

Amelye

 

Female

National Institute of Transport -Tanzania Dalian University of Technology MSc. in Pavement and Railway Engineering
 

5

Mwakyoma, Zawadi Jampyon  

Female

National Institute of Transport -Tanzania Beijing Jiaotong University Masters in Logistics Engineering
 

6

Mbuya, Felix Omondi Male Kenya Coast National Polytechnic College – Kenya Shanghai Ocean University

 

MSc. Food Science and Engineering
 

7

Karani, Moses Mwenda Male Meru National Polytechnic Kenya Liaoning Technical University MSc. Building Environment

and Equipment Engineering

 

8

Kennedy, Victoria

Banchiri

Female Meru National Polytechnic Kenya Beijing Jiaotong University MSc. Urban and Rural Planning
 

9

Cassim, Mariam Namukabo Female Kisumu National Polytechnic College – Kenya Shihezi University Masters in Art and Design
 

10

Ndwiga,

Beatrice Makena

Female Meru National Polytechnic- Kenya Nanjing Normal University MSc. Electrical Engineering
11 Omayio, Erick

Mbeka

Male Kisumu National Polytechnic College – Kenya Chang’an University

 

MSc. Mechanical Engineering
 

12

Gebeyehu,

Abreham Nigussie

Male Gen Wingate Polytechnic Ethiopia Tianjin University PhD in Electrical Engineering
 

13

Wayu, Lengamo Lenteta Male Hawassa Polytechnic Ethiopia Wuhan Textile University MSc. Textile Engineering
14 Dabis, Motuma

Adula

Male Gen. Wingate Polytechnic Ethiopia Shanghai University

 

MSc. Electrical Engineering
 

15

Adeba, Misganu Mekuria Male Federal TVET Institute Ethiopia Beijing Institute of Technology PhD in Mechanics
16 Assen, Mahmud

Ebrahim

Male Kombolcha Polytechnic Ethiopia Jiangsu University

 

MSc. Vehicle Engineering
17 Sory, Muluken

Welani

Male Kombolcha Polytechnic Ethiopia Jiangsu University

 

MSc. Vehicle Engineering
 

18

Tesfa, Ephrem Bekele  

Male

Dire Dawa Polytechnic Ethiopia Beijing University of Technology PhD in Mechanical Engineering
 

19

Woldearegay,

Ayelgn Mulugeta

 

Male

Dire Dawa Polytechnic College Ethiopia Huazhong University of Science and Technology MSc. Civil Engineering
 

20

Mashauri, Richard John  

Male

Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (Mwanza) – Tanzania Guizhou University MSc. Agriculture Product

Processing

For additional information, contact:

Godwin Bonge Muhwezi,

Communication Officer-EASTRIP

Inter University Council for East Africa

Kampala, Uganda

Email: gmuhwezi@iucea.org

About IUCEA

Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) is an institution of the East African Community (EAC) responsible for the coordination of higher educational development and research. IUCEA is responsible for advising the EAC and the partner states on all matters regarding higher education including operationalization of EAC Common Higher Education Area. IUCEA is the Regional Facilitation Unit for the World Bank-funded East Africa Skills for Transformation and Regional Integration Project (EASTRIP).

About EASTRIP

The East Africa Skills for Transformation and Regional Integration Project (EASTRIP) is a five-year project funded by the World Bank and the Governments of Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania to increase the access and improve the quality of TVET programs in selected Regional Flagship TVET Institutes and to support regional integration in East Africa. The project supports the development of highly specialized diploma and degree TVET programmes for training technicians and faculty, as well as industry recognized short-term training, targeting priority sectors in transport, energy, manufacturing, and ICT.

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