Former CS Amina Mohamed appointed chancellor of International University of East Africa
The International University of East Africa (IUEA) has installed former CS Amina Chawahir Mohamed as its new chancellor in a ceremony held on February 15, 2023.
Amina Mohamed is the former Kenyan cabinet secretary for Sports, Heritage and Culture.
“We are positive that the Chancellor’s leadership will be instrumental in guiding the institution towards more outstanding achievements,” the institution wrote after her installation.
“To the students, today and tomorrow belong to you. I will do my best to make sure you are equipped with the tools that will magnify and amplify your chances of success in life,” Amina said in her acceptance speech.
Amina is also a lawyer and a diplomat of Somali descent. She has served as chairwoman of the International Organization for Migration and the World Trade Organization’s General Council, as well as Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme.
She takes over for Professor Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, who died in December 2022. Professor Mutebile was the first chancellor of IUEA and the governor of the Bank of Uganda.
IUEA is a non-profit private university in Uganda that offers academic programs in engineering, business, law, science, and technology. The Uganda National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has chartered it as a university, and it has a multicultural environment with students and faculty from various backgrounds.