Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has secured fully paid scholarships for Ugandan students at South Korea-based Sun Moon University after meeting the institutions Chairman Hwang Sun-Jo.
Their meeting happened in Korea’s capital Seoul and Kadaga invited Sun-Jo to visit Uganda in March, to finalize details of the scholarship program ahead of its commencement in the academic year 2019/2020.
Kadaga offered to coordinate a working relationship between universities in Uganda and Sun Moon University. “It will be great to extend this opportunity to our children, so that we use your knowledge to claim our place in the information age,” said Kadaga.
Located in Asan-si, Chungcheognam in central Korea, the 1985 founded university boasts of state-of-the-art facilities with over 15 faculties.
Kadaga later had a meeting with the leader of Universal Peace Foundation Mr Hakja Han Moon in Seoul, on the sidelines of the World Summit on Universal Peace Federation 2019.
She applauded Hakja for his efforts to support world peace, saying it is the most important pre-requisite of trade and economic development.
Kadaga said Uganda continues to advance peace in the region, and said a Parliamentary Forum on Peace will be created soon, urging Hakja to visit and witness its official formation.
The Summit was held under the theme ‘peace, security and human development’, the conference was attended by leaders across the globe, including Ghanaian former president Jerry Rawlings, Paraguay President Mario Abdo Benitez among others.
Kadaga said it is a responsibility the world should never tire from noting that the alternative can never be conducive for human progress.