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Over 200 Students From 5 Universities Off To Israel For A Fully Funded Internship

Agrostudies: 244 students were flagged off to Israel to undergo a fully paid apprenticeship to equip them with Agro-centric skills.

Agrostudies: Over 200 off To Israel For Fully Funded Internship

A total of 244 students have made their way to Israel for a one-year internship in agro-studies programme. 10 out of the 244 flagged off are female.

The students were flagged off on Wednesday by the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Finance and Administration Assoc. Prof. Josephine Nabukenya of Makerere University in presence of the honorary consul of the Republic of Uganda in Israel who also doubles as the C.E.O of Agro-studies.

The ceremony was held in the Central Teaching Facility 2 (CTF2) Auditorium, Makerere University. The Agrostudies cohort 2021/2022 was organized under the theme, “Securing the Future of Uganda through Agriculture Capacity Building”. 

The 244 are from five universities across the country namely:- Makerere University, Gulu University, Kyambogo University, Busitema University and Bishop Stuart University.

The function was also attended by a team from the Agrostudies center in Israel led by the CEO Mr. Yaron Tamir, representatives from the participating Universities in Uganda, Principal, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Alumni and Coordinators of the Agrostudies Apprenticeship Programme from the five universities.

Presiding over the function as Chief Guest, Assoc. Prof. Josephine  Nabukenya welcomed all to Makerere describing the University as a warm  and peaceful community.

“Please do not waste this golden opportunity. I encourage you to learn as much as you can and observe very good discipline during your stay in Israel.  Above all, I humbly appeal to you to fully observe all the rules and guidelines of the programme and to return to Uganda at the end of the programme”, Dr. Nabukenya implored.

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The Deputy Vice Chancellor reported that Uganda is grappling with several development challenges including low agricultural production and productivity, negative attitude of youth towards agriculture and high rates of unemployment among the youth.

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