Two leading scholars, Professor Venansious Baryamureeba and Prof Chris Imafidon will be speakers at a seminar marking the second anniversary of Teso Education Fund (TEF). TEF is a UK Charitable Incorporated Organisation registration number 1196225.
The online seminar will take place on Saturday 27 August 2022. The seminar will start at 10:00 UK Time or 12:00 Uganda Time. The Zoom ID is: 842 5322 9518 Passcode is: 290454.
The seminar will be opened by Hon Peter Ogwang, Member of Parliament for Ngariam County in Katakwi district and Minister of State for Education, Government of Uganda. For more about Hon Ogwang, please go here.
Dr Patrick Igulot, Executive Director of TEF will present the achievements, challenges, and plans of TEF.
Professor Venansious Baryamureeba will speak about the untapped potential of education in Uganda; education as a strategic intervention, with a focus on Teso region.
Professor Chris Imafidon will speak about the untapped opportunities to advance education in Africa.
His Highness, Paul Sande Emolot, Emorimor Papa Iteso (cultural leader of the Iteso) designate will close.
In the evening, a dinner to celebrate the achievements of TEF and raise funds will take place in St Chad’s Hall, Croydon, London. SE25 6XN starting at 5:00 PM.
About Professor Venansious Baryamureeba
Professor Venansius Baryamureeba is a mathematician, computer scientist, academic, academic administrator, and Professor of Computer Science.
He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU), and Chairperson of the Board of Directors of UTAMU Research and Innovation City (UTAMURIC).
Prof Baryamureeba is also Chairperson of the Board of Directors of ICT Consults Ltd., Managing Director of ICT Consults Ltd., Chancellor of Ibanda University, and Chairperson of Busitema University Appointments Board among others.
From 2009 to 2012, Prof Baryamureeba was Vice Chancellor, Makerere University, Uganda’s premier university and Times Higher Education 2022 17th ranked university in Africa.
In 2013, Prof Baryamureeba founded UTAMU, a private university and acted as Vice Chancellor from 2013 to 2015.
From 1994 to 1998, Prof Baryamureeba worked as a teaching assistant in the Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics at Makerere University.
From 1995 until 1996, he worked as an assistant lecturer at the Institute of Teacher Education Kyambogo, which is now part of Kyambogo University.
From 1997 to 2000, Prof Baryamureeba worked a teaching assistant in the Department of Informatics at Bergen while pursuing graduate study in Norway.
Beginning in 1998 until 2000, he worked as a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at Makerere University.
From 2001 until 2006, he was a senior lecturer in the Institute of Computer Science at Makerere University, (which was transformed into the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Computing and IT (FCI)).
He then became an associate professor, and, in November 2006, he was made a professor, continuing to teach until August 2012 at FCI.
From October 2005 until June 2010, he served as the dean of FCI. To read more about Prof. Baryamureeba, please go here.
About Prof Chris Imafidon
Professor Chris Imafidon, is chair, ExcellenceinEducation.org.uk, an alliance of inner-city educational charities and institutions that mentorsyouths, women and professionals in the commonwealth.
He is a multi-Guinness World record holder; internationally renowned adviser to monarchs, governments, presidents, and corporate leaders.
Prof Imafidon is a mentor to multi-millionaire tech entrepreneurs & many world record holders. His research and innovation have been recognised internationally and has won multiple awards.
Professor Imafidon is 5X International Bestselling author; Mentor to New York Times Bestellers and a Sunday Times Op-ed author, a Wall Street Journal BestSelling author and a regular contributor to #AfricanVoice; [Twitter@ChrisImafidon; Instagram@CoImafidon; Facebook/Linkedln/ClubHouse
About Dr Patrick Igulot
Dr Patrick Igulot is the Executive Director of Teso Education Fund since its founding in August 2020.
Outside of charity work, Dr Igulot is a senior lecturer and head of department, health and social care since 2020 at the University of Sunderland in London.
From 2015 to 2016, he was a visiting lecturer in social statistics at City, University of London where he completed his PhD in 2017 on vulnerability and risk to HIV infection in Uganda.
Dr Igulot is researcher who specialises in quantitative research including population level surveys and analysis of large quantitative data.
In education, his interests are in inequalities in education with a focus on the influence of ethnicity on higher education.
Dr Igulot is a development consultant and was an advisor to the Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Gender and Social Development on a project to streamline and expand social care and support in 2021.
Dr Igulot has a public health background having worked in The AIDS Support Organisation in different positions and different stations around Uganda from 2003 to 2013.
He is a Fellow on the Higher Education Academy and is published author whose publications are available online. To read more about Dr Igulot, please go here and to read more about his research, please go here.
About the Moderator
This seminar will be moderated by Dr Larry Jones-Esan. Dr. Jones-Esan is a citizen of the United Kingdom and Nigeria, living and working in London at University of Sunderland in London on “Cross Cultural Management in Project Management”. Dr Esan is has a member of Professional Bodies and Learned Societies.
He is FCMI (Fellow of Chartered Management Institute), FCIM (Fellow Chartered Institute of Marketing), SFHEA (Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy), FSET (Fellow Society for Education and Training), FInstLM (Fellow Institute of Leadership Management), FBCS (Fellow British Computer Society), CMBE (Certified Management & Business Educator), MACP (Member, Association of Computer Professionals).
If you would like to get involved or support TEF, please email Executive Director at [email protected].
For more stories on the impact of TEF, please go here.