20 Lecturers from Technical and Vocational institutes selected for EASTRIP China TVET scholarship for postgraduate studies in China   

20 Lecturers from Technical and Vocational institutes selected for EASTRIP China TVET scholarship for postgraduate studies in China   

Kampala, Uganda, 2nd August 2023The Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) in partnership with the People’s Republic of China and the World Bank, have awarded twenty (20) scholarships to lecturers and tutors from Technical and Vocational Education and Training Institutes (TVET) for post graduate studies at top Universities in China.  

The scholarships were awarded to lecturers and tutors from Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania as part of capacity building the academic and technical capacity of faculty members from Regional TVET Centres of Excellence. The scholarship is part of the East African Skills for Transformation and Regional Integration Project (EASPRIP), funded by the World Bank, to improve the quality and relevance of TVET programmes in the region.  

Out of the 20 scholarships awarded, 8 are from Ethiopia, 6 are from Kenya, and 6 are from Tanzania, 30 % of the total scholarships was awarded to females.  

The IUCEA, Executive Secretary, Prof. Gaspard Banyankimbona (5th Left) and The World Bank, Regional Task Team Leader Dr. Xiaoyan Liang (Centre) and the Regional EASTRIP Project Coordinator, Dr. Cosam Joseph (5th Right) with Students currently undertaking studies in China under the EASTRIP China TVET Scholarship 

The Executive Secretary, IUCEA, Prof. Gaspard Banyankimbona expressed gratitude to the People’s Republic of China and the World Bank for the financial support that has made the scholarship possible. “I would like to thank the People’s Republic of China, through the Ministry of Education, and the World Bank for their financial support towards the EASTRIP China TVET Scholarship programme”.  

“The scholarship supports our commitment to transforming the TVET systems in East Africa by building capacity of TVET faculty to enhance their skills and knowledge and improve the quality and relevance of TVET programmes. This will have a profound impact on reducing youth unemployment through practical hands-on skills development,” Prof. Banyankimbona said.  

The selected candidates went through a rigorous multilevel selection process involving the college management, IUCEA, the China Scholarship Council, and Chinese universities. To qualify for the EASTRIP-China TVET Scholarships, applicants needed to must fulfil the following: 

  1. Be employed and nominated by an institution that hosts EASTRIP Regional Flagship Technical Institute (RFTIs) demonstrated by a working bond agreement between the institution and the candidate. 
  1. Apply for further studies in a field of study that is relevant to EASTRIP priority areas. 
  1. Demonstrable academic excellence.  

Selected applicants for the 3rd cohort of the EASTRIP China TVET Scholarship Programme 

 

No 

 

Name 

 

Gender 

 

Institute & Nationality 

University    

Major 

 

1 

Mohammed, Khadija Omar   

Female 

National Institute of Transport Tanzania  University of Science and Technology Beijing  PhD in Information and Communications 

Engineering 

 

2 

Chakumba, Joseph Andrew   

Male 

Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (Main Campus)- Tanzania  Harbin Institute of Technology   PhD in Business Administration 
 

3 

Philipo, Adamu Gaston 

 

Male  Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (Main Campus)-Tanzania  University of Science and Technology Beijing  PhD in Computer Science and Technology 
 

4 

Mgeni, Alatupoka 

Amelye 

 

Female 

National Institute of Transport -Tanzania  Dalian University of Technology  MSc. in Pavement and Railway Engineering 
 

5 

Mwakyoma, Zawadi Jampyon   

Female 

National Institute of Transport -Tanzania  Beijing Jiaotong University  Masters in Logistics Engineering 
 

6 

Mbuya, Felix Omondi  Male  Kenya Coast National Polytechnic College – Kenya  Shanghai Ocean University 

 

MSc. Food Science and Engineering 
 

7 

Karani, Moses Mwenda  Male  Meru National Polytechnic Kenya  Liaoning Technical University   MSc. Building Environment 

and Equipment Engineering 

 

8 

Kennedy, Victoria 

Banchiri 

Female  Meru National Polytechnic Kenya  Beijing Jiaotong University  MSc. Urban and Rural Planning 
 

9 

Cassim, Mariam Namukabo  Female  Kisumu National Polytechnic College – Kenya  Shihezi University  Masters in Art and Design 
 

10 

Ndwiga, 

Beatrice Makena 

Female  Meru National Polytechnic- Kenya  Nanjing Normal University   MSc. Electrical Engineering 
11  Omayio, Erick 

Mbeka 

Male  Kisumu National Polytechnic College – Kenya  Chang’an University 

 

MSc. Mechanical Engineering 
 

12 

Gebeyehu, 

Abreham Nigussie 

Male  Gen Wingate Polytechnic Ethiopia  Tianjin University   PhD in Electrical Engineering 
 

13 

Wayu, Lengamo Lenteta  Male  Hawassa Polytechnic Ethiopia  Wuhan Textile University  MSc. Textile Engineering 
14  Dabis, Motuma 

Adula 

Male  Gen. Wingate Polytechnic Ethiopia  Shanghai University 

 

MSc. Electrical Engineering 
 

15 

Adeba, Misganu Mekuria  Male  Federal TVET Institute Ethiopia  Beijing Institute of Technology  PhD in Mechanics 
16  Assen, Mahmud 

Ebrahim 

Male  Kombolcha Polytechnic Ethiopia  Jiangsu University 

 

MSc. Vehicle Engineering 
17  Sory, Muluken 

Welani 

Male  Kombolcha Polytechnic Ethiopia  Jiangsu University 

 

MSc. Vehicle Engineering 
 

18 

Tesfa, Ephrem Bekele   

Male 

Dire Dawa Polytechnic Ethiopia  Beijing University of Technology  PhD in Mechanical Engineering 
 

19 

Woldearegay, 

Ayelgn Mulugeta 

 

Male 

Dire Dawa Polytechnic College Ethiopia  Huazhong University of Science and Technology  MSc. Civil Engineering 
 

20 

Mashauri, Richard John   

Male 

Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (Mwanza) – Tanzania  Guizhou University   MSc. Agriculture Product 

Processing  

Media contact: 

Godwin Bonge Muhwezi, 

Communication Officer-EASTRIP 

Inter University Council for East Africa 

Kampala, Uganda 

Email: gmuhwezi@iucea.org 

 

About IUCEA 

Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) is an institution of the East African Community (EAC) responsible for the coordination of higher educational development and research. IUCEA is responsible for advising the EAC and the partner states on all matters regarding higher education including operationalization of EAC Common Higher Education Area. IUCEA is the Regional Facilitation Unit for the World Bank-funded East Africa Skills for Transformation and Regional Integration Project (EASTRIP).   

About EASTRIP 

The East Africa Skills for Transformation and Regional Integration Project (EASTRIP) is a five-year project funded by the World Bank and the Governments of Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania to increase the access and improve the quality of TVET programs in selected Regional Flagship TVET Institutes and to support regional integration in East Africa. The project supports the development of highly specialized diploma and degree TVET programmes for training technicians and faculty, as well as industry recognized short-term training, targeting priority sectors in transport, energy, manufacturing, and ICT. 

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