Prof. Barya Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

UTAMU Vice Chancellor Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba has received a lifetime achievement award in ICT Research and Education, Chimp Corps report.

The African Society for ICT (ASICT) presented the award to Baryamureeba at a ceremony held in Yaoundé Cameroon recently.

According to a statement released by ASICT on Wednesday, Baryamureeba’s award was in recognition of his immense contribution to the African continent in the ICT sector in the areas of research and education.

Professor Baryamureeba is not new to award winning.

In 2007, he received the ‘Top ICT Educator/ Academic’ Award in Africa at an awards ceremony that was held in South Africa; In August 2009, he won the award of ‘Most Influential ICT Personality in Uganda’ and in October 2009, he won the 2009 TWAS-ROSSA Prize for Building Scientific Institutions for the African Region.

In December 2011, he won the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education at the Africa-India Partnership Summit Le Matinal Educational Excellence Awards 2011 held in Mauritius and in February 2012, he was awarded the “Amity Global Academic Excellence Award,” during the Amity International Business School International Business Summit in India.

Just last year on the 51st Independence celebrations that were held in Rukungiri District on 9th October 2013, President Museveni presented Professor Baryamureeba with the Golden Jubilee Medal; the highest civilian medal awarded by the Republic of Uganda.

According to the Chairperson of the University Council f UTAMU, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Joseph Kasumba Ssewanyana, Prof. Baryamureeba like many of the other UTAMU dons is a brain to reckon with who deserves all these awards. “

Baryamureeba has indeed impacted ICT education and research in Africa; he deserves this award and many more. Him and other professors at UTAMU are setting the pace for higher institutions in Uganda and beyond,” Kasumba commented.

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