MTN Ace Graduation: Bridging the Gap Between Education and Innovation

In a momentous event that embodies the spirit of collaboration between the public and private sectors, the MTN Ace Graduation Ceremony is currently underway at the Uganda Institute of Information and Communications Technology (UICT). The ceremony, graced by the esteemed presence of the Chief Guest, the Minister of State for ICT, along with the Permanent Secretary of ICT, Ms. Annette Zawedde, and the Chairperson of UICT’s Governing Council, Dean Munene, is a celebration of not only academic achievement but also the vital connection between education and innovation.

The MTN Ace program, in partnership with the Ministry of ICT & National Guidance (@MoICT_Ug), recognizes the crucial link between business, commerce, and education on the journey to achieve Uganda’s Digital Transformation Roadmap. This recognition has led to the creation of a collaborative ecosystem that empowers innovators with the knowledge and resources they need to thrive and drive the nation’s digital transformation.

As the graduation ceremony unfolds, it is clear that this partnership between MTN Uganda and the Ministry of ICT & National Guidance is not just a symbolic gesture. It is a well-organized effort that facilitates seamless cooperation between the public and private sectors. This synergy creates an environment where opportunities are not just given but are actively sought and leveraged by young entrepreneurs and innovators.

During the ceremony, Centenary Group’s CenteTech emphasized the importance of being prepared for opportunities. They highlighted how seizing the right moment requires consistent effort and dedication. The MTN Ace program’s graduands, who have successfully completed their courses, are a testament to the power of preparation and seizing opportunities when they arise.

Speaking at the ceremony, Aminah Zawedde, the Permanent Secretary of MoICT Uganda, congratulated the youth on their remarkable achievement. She commended them for their dedication to acquiring new skills and knowledge, essential components in the nation’s journey toward digital excellence.

Hon. Joyce Nabbosa Ssebugwawo echoed the government’s commitment to enhancing the skills of Ugandans through various ministry initiatives and partnerships like MTN Ace. She encouraged the graduands to actively utilize their newfound skills to address real-world challenges, thus contributing to Uganda’s digital transformation journey.

In conclusion, the MTN Ace Graduation Ceremony at UICT exemplifies the power of collaboration between education and the private sector in driving innovation and excellence. It’s a reminder that when academia and industry join forces, the possibilities are limitless, and the future is brimming with opportunities for the youth of Uganda. Congratulations to all the MTN Ace graduands for their remarkable achievements, and may their journey continue to inspire and empower others in the pursuit of digital excellence.