Gu Ning, the Managing Director of China Nanjing International Ltd and Executive Secretary Prof. Mayunga Nkunya who represented the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) have signed a contract that will see the council build its headquarters.
Prof. Nkunya said that the reason for the construction of the new premises is due to the on-going expansion of IUCEA activities which will require a larger working space which will save them rental costs as they seek to move from their current location where they have rented.
He added that the process of constructing the IUCEA headquarters was initiated in 2007 where the EAC Partner States had earlier agreed to contribute funds to cater for the construction of the first phase.
The Government of Uganda has awarded IUCEA with a plot in Kyambogo for the project. The project will be carried out in three phases with the signing of the contract setting ground for the commencement of the first phase.
The construction of the first phase of the IUCEA Headquarters is meant to provide offices for the current staff members and cater for the growth in staffing for the next three years. This phase is being funded by the ICEUA partner states namely Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
(IUCEA) is a regional inter-governmental organization established in 1980 with the aim of facilitating contact between the universities of East Africa, providing a forum for discussion on a wide range of academic and other matters relating to higher education and helping maintain high and comparable academic standards.