Arabic language to be introduced at Makerere University.
A delegation from the King Abdul Aziiz International Centre for Arabic Language confirmed the Centre’s preparedness to establish a fully-fledged Institute of Arabic Language at Makerere University.
This was revealed during a meeting with the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Affairs, Dr. Umar Kakumba on January 13 2020. H.E. Mr. Bandar Al Faifi, Chargé d’Affaires of the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Uganda accompanied the delegation.
In the 2015/2016 academic year, King Abdul Aziiz International Centre for Arabic Language donated USD $90,000 towards the teaching of Arabic at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels to students in the College of Education and External Studies and College of Humanities and Social Sciences over a three-year period.
During the meeting, Dr. Sulaiman Alangari, the Head of the delegation announced the Centre’s approval to continue with the scholarship programme and establish an Institute of Arabic Language at Makerere University.
Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe extended his gratitude to King Abdul Aziiz International Centre of Arabic Language for the generous support aimed at supporting the University’s core function of teaching and learning.