Algerian Ambassador hails student exchange program with Uganda for role in human resource dev’t

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The new Algerian Ambassador to Uganda, Mohamed Khelifi has hailed the student exchange program between the two countries that he said has played a critical role in developing human resource capacities.

“Exchange of students has helped foster human resource development between the two countries. Algeria has always contributed to the development of human resource in Africa through provision of scholarships just we do with Uganda. The success stories of the beneficiaries of this program show the critical role it has played in human resource development, “Khelifi said.

He was on Saturday evening speaking during a dinner for the Algeria-Uganda Alumni Association held at Kampala Sheraton Hotel.

The association that was started in 2010 has a number of members who are Ugandans who previously studied in Algeria and many of these are established businessmen, doctors, pharmacists, engineers and economists in the country.

During the dinner, a number of them gave testimonies of their success stories, courtesy of the knowledge acquired from Algeria.

The Algerian Ambassador to Uganda hailed the relations between the two countries which he said are growing day by day.

“The success stories from the alumni show this program is working well as its results can be seen by everyone. We consider the alumni as ambassadors of Algeria in Uganda and you are expected to continue promoting the bilateral relations between the two countries. On my side, I will spare no effort to help improve our bilateral relations in all fields but will also work to increase the number of scholarships to benefit more Ugandan students,” Khelifi.

Giving a key note address, Makerere University economist, Prof. August Nuwagaba urged the alumni to use the expertise got from Algeria to develop their country.

He was on Saturday evening speaking during a dinner for the Algeria-Uganda Alumni Association held at Kampala Sheraton Hotel.

The association that was started in 2010 has a number of members who are Ugandans who previously studied in Algeria and many of these are established businessmen, doctors, pharmacists, engineers and economists in the country.

During the dinner, a number of them gave testimonies of their success stories, courtesy of the knowledge acquired from Algeria.

The Algerian Ambassador to Uganda hailed the relations between the two countries which he said are growing day by day.

“The success stories from the alumni show this program is working well as its results can be seen by everyone. We consider the alumni as ambassadors of Algeria in Uganda and you are expected to continue promoting the bilateral relations between the two countries.  On my side, I will spare no effort to help improve our bilateral relations in all fields but will also work to increase the number of scholarships to benefit more Ugandan students,” Khelifi.

Giving a key note address, Makerere University economist, Prof. August Nuwagaba urged the alumni to use the expertise got from Algeria to develop their country.

“When you return home after studying from Algeria, adopt the good practices from there and put them into practice here. We should do away with the mentality of doing things(bad) the Ugandan way.  Let’s adopt the good practices from elsewhere. If Algeria has taught you a skill, make sure you apply it to transform your country,” Prof.Nuwagaba said.

“Do good in everything. The magic bullet to the transformation of Singapore or South Korea was doing good. We can do away with corruption and if we do this, we can easily transform. There is need for continuous improvement of ourselves.”

Speaking during the dinner, Eng. Bbosa Isaac Sserunkuma, the head of the Judiciary Statistics Unit who is also an alumni of the association urged members to use the association to build their own social capital.

“There is absolutely nothing you are going to do at a high level without a strong network. The people around you are your social capital. You need everyone around you as your strong network. There is also a need to have a brand that people know you for. Choose to live a certain way and that is your brand that people will know you for,”Eng.Sserunkuuma said.

source: nilepost

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