Nine Ugandan scholars will soon join a healthy tradition, traveling to the UK for further studies for postgraduate study on the Chevening scholarship scheme.
The scholars will study programmes ranging from sustainable energy to film and television, as well as international human rights to health economics at British universities.
According to Anne Blackburne, the British high commissioner to Uganda, Chevening is part of Britain’s commitment to investing in Uganda’s future.
“These scholars have been selected from a large field of candidates and represent the brightest and best young leaders in their areas of expertise,” said Blackburne.
She was speaking during the scholars’ send-off party at her Nakasero residence last week.
The scholars include Caroline Marion Acio, Amanda Kahunzire, Alan Ssembajjwe, Ritah Anastacia Namaganda, Jane Tibagonzeka, Deo Sekandi, Davina Joanita Kako, Julius Mubiru and Noel Mbabazi.
All the master's programmes are expected to be completed after one year.