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Vision:  IUCEA becomes an exemplary common higher education area for a prosperous and sustainable East African Community by 2030.

Mission: To encourage and develop mutually beneficial collaboration between Member Universities and between them and Governments and other organizations, both public and private

IUCEA Core Values:  Accountability, Transparency, Unity, Diversity, Integrity, Professionalism and Teamwork

IUCEA executive members visiting IUCEA premise
 DAY 1: 29th JULY 2021

8:00 – 8.30: Arrival and Registration

Dialogue Session I: Chairperson: Prof. Chacha Nyaigotti Chacha, Chairperson, Commission for University Education, (CUE), Kenya

8:30 – 9:00: All Delegates to be Seated
9:00 – 9:05: EAC Anthem
9:05 – 9:10: Prayer
9:10 – 9:20: Welcome Statement by Prof. Christine Dranzoa, IUCEA Chairperson

9:20 – 9:30: Plenary Presentation I: Prof. Gaspard Banyankimbona, IUCEA Executive Secretary. “The Need for Paradigm Shift in Delivery of Higher Education in the EAC to Education 5.0”

9:30 – 9:40: Plenary Presentation II: Hon. Dr Peter  Mathuki, EAC Secretary General  The EAC Industrialisation Agenda: What is the contribution of Universities?”

9:40 – 10:00: Opening Remarks Guest by the Honour, Hon. Adan Mohamed, EGH, Chairperson, EAC Council of Ministers, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of EAC and Regional Development

10:00 – 10:20: Keynote Presentation: Prof Charles Ochieng Ong’ondo, CEO Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development
“Competency-Based Education: Implications for the Future of Higher Education in the EAC”
10:20 – 10:50:  Group Photo / Virtual Exhibition/ Health Break
10:50 – 12:20  Panel Discussion I:


  1. Lawrence Guantai, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Council Secretary / TVET CDACC Kenya
  2. James Mdoe, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Tanzania.
  3. Paul Zeleza, Vice Chancellor, USIU-Africa, Kenya
  4. Kamatenesi Maudah, Vice Chancellor, Bishop Stuart University, Uganda
  5. John Bosco Kalisa, Executive Director, East African Business Council (EABC)


Dialogue Session II:   Chairperson Prof. Margaret J. Muthwii, Vice Chancellor, Pan African Christian University, Kenya

12.20 – 12:40  Plenary Presentation: By: Prof Abraham Waithima, Daystar University  “Implications of COVID-19 to Higher Education in EAC”

12:40– 13.00   Plenary Presentation:  Prof. Mike Kuria, Deputy Executive Secretary, IUCEA “Strategic future of IUCEA Post-Golden Jubilee Anniversary”

13.00 – 14:20 PANEL DISCUSSION II:


  1. Prof. Alexandre Lyambabaje, Vice Chancellor, University of Rwanda
  2. Prof. Celestino Obua, Vice Chancellor, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda
  3. Prof Alexander Makulilo, Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Dodoma, Tanzania
  4. Dr. David Niyonzima, Vice Chancellor, International Leadership University, Burundi


14:20 – 14:30:   Way Forward – IUCEA Chairperson
14:30:                   Lunch break
14:30 – 16:00     Virtual Exhibition / E-networking

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