Uganda’s High Commission In The UK Hosts Chevening Scholars, Promises Closer Links

Uganda’s High Commission in London has hosted a group of 10 Chevening scholars who are currently pursuing their master’s degrees at various universities in the United Kingdom. The meeting took place on Thursday last week.

The scholars, who started their studies in September last year, are due to complete their one-year programme later this year. They had traveled to London from across U.K to take part in activities organized on July 4 by the Chevening Secretariat to mark the formal end of their programme.

Some of the scholars posing for a photo

A day later, on July 5, the Chevening scholars made a courtesy call on the Ugandan High Commission in London, which hosted them to a meeting at the High Commission and, later, a luncheon at Thai Square, a restaurant near Trafalgar Square.

The Head of the Consular Department at Uganda’s mission, Mrs Juliet Mugerwa Namiiro, welcomed the scholars to Uganda House in London, saying the mission was happy to host the group at their home away from home.

During the meeting, the Minister Counsellor for Commercial and Economic Matters, Godfrey Kwoba, said Uganda’s mission to the U.K was delighted to host the scholars and expressed regret that such interaction had not happened earlier.

The scholars suggested that the mission should put in place a way to regularly meet future Cheveners, as well as winners of other related masters study grants such as the Commonwealth and the Commonwealth-shared scholarships who fly the country’s flag at different universities in the U.K. The Uganda mission officials welcomed the idea and pledged to follow up on it.

Some of the scholars having a meal


  1. Peter Isingoma, MSc Information Security, University of Surrey
  2. Olivia Namiyonga, MSc Civil Engineering, University of Nottingham
  3. Benon Herbert Oluka, MA International Communication, University of Leeds
  4. Phionah Katushabe, MA International Social Development, University of East Anglia
  5. Bob Ssekyanzi, Master of Public Health, University of Edinburgh
  6. Diana Nakaweesa, LLM Gender, Conflict and Human Rights, Ulster University
  7. Catherine Nabifo, MSc Cyber Security and Forensics, University of Westminster
  8. Abdulhakim Ssenyange, MSc Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Control, King’s College London
  9. Daphine Ampumuza, LLM Corporate Law, University of Durham
  10. Jude Lubega, LLM Corporate Governance and Law/Grad ICSA, University of Portsmouth





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