The University received a delegation from the Lake Region Economic Block to assess the capacity of the University to host a research Centre for Gender, Differently abled Persons and the Youth.
The team led by the Vice-Chancellor University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, Prof. Phillip Maiyo, assessed the level of preparedness including conducting a site visit around the University facilities. While conducting the exercise Prof. Maiyo noted that he was highly impressed by the level of preparedness and organization exhibited by the JOOUST team. “I would like to thank the JOOUST team for the commendable work, well organized presentations and collaborative work.” Said Prof. Maiyo. He thanked the University for the well-equipped facilities that could greatly contribute to the region and the larger community and looked forward to future collaborative work.
Representing the JOOUST Vice-Chancellor, Prof.Benson Estambale, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, Innovation and Outreach thanked the LREB team and appreciated the efforts made by the Bloc in having research Centre’s hosted by Universities. He reiterated that the University was looking forward to hosting the centers in the region.