Outgoing Project Coordinator hands over office
The outgoing Project Coordinator for the Eastern and Southern Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence Project (ACE II) Dr. Eugene Mutimura, has handed over to the acting Project Coordinator, Dr. Philip Ayoo. Dr. Mutimura is taking up a new position as Minister of Education, Republic of Rwanda.
Dr. Ayoo, who works as a Principal Officer for Research and Innovation at Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) played a key role during the preparatory stage of the ACE II project in 2015. Specifically he participated in the ACE selection process, improvement of the Project Operational Manual, putting the Independent Evaluation Commission panel together, on-site evaluation of the short-listed institutions and in organising and managing the evaluation process. Dr. Ayoo has participated in several technical and advisory meetings of the project. He will hold the position in acting capacity until a new project coordinator is recruited.
The hand over was witnessed by the Executive Secretary of IUCEA, Prof. Alexandre Lyambabaje.