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Trolled for carrying metallic suitcase, Suubi gets scholarship to study engineering

Henry Suubi meets Makerere University Vice Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe

Henry Suubi Kiyimba’s dream of becoming an engineer has been boosted with a full scholarship from Joadah Consult.

Ridiculed by tweeps for reporting to University with a metallic suitcase and plastic bag a week ago, Suubi had initially been admitted to Bsc Education (Economics) at Makerere University, through the Government sponsorship scheme.

However, during several interviews with media, Suubi revealed that due to his poor background, he could not afford an engineering course, and was left with no choice but to settle for the option the government had offered him.
But as the saying goes, there is always light at the end of the tunnel.

In a letter dated August 14, 2019, Joadah Consult, an Engineering company, informed Makerere University Vice-Chancellor of its intention to give an offer for a full scholarship to Suubi for a course in Mechanical Engineering.

To clear any doubts, the company requested a memorandum of understanding between them, the university and the student.

Joadah Consult, is one of the leading infrastructure consultancy companies in Africa, running key projects such as the Expansion of Mulago National referral hospital.

This viral photo of Suubi approaching University Hall at Makerere University has changed his fortunes

Though Ssuubi started classes yesterday at the School of Engineering, he is yet to be admitted to the course. He is still waiting for the results on his application for change of course from Bsc Education (Economics) to Bsc Mechanical Engineering, one of the top three Engineering programmes.
Makerere changes Suubi’s course
Speaking to Daily Monitor via Telephone on Thursday afternoon, Dr Muhammad Kiggundu, the acting Manager Communications and International Relations for Makerere University confirmed that University had received the letter from Joadah Consult.
“Suubi’s request to change course from Bsc Education to Bsc mechanical Engineering has already been granted. The offer from Joadah Consults was also received,” he said.

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