IUIU’s Rector lands Organisation of Islamic Cooperation top job

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The Rector of Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU), Dr Ahmad Kawesa Sengendo has been appointed the Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Affairs at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), replacing the late Ambassador Ahmad Ssenyomo.

The appointment was made last Sunday at the OIC conference held in Niger.

IUIU is stated they are proud and privileged by the appointment and urged Dr Sengendo to use the opportunity to uplift the institution and all Muslims in Africa.

“We wish to congratulate our own (Rector) Dr Ahmad Kawesa Sengendo upon his new appointment and deserved position as the Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Affairs in OIC. May Allah (God) make the new job to bring with more opportunities for you, the IUIU and Muslim Ummah,” read a statement from the university.

Dr Ssengendo is a renowned Muslim scholar in Uganda ; He has a PhD from the University of Kansas, MSc.Ed., PGDE (Makerere University), BSc. (Hons).

Dr Sengendo has replaced late Ambassador Ahmad Ssenyomo who passed away in September, 2020 in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Prior to his election, Dr. Sengendo served as the Rector of the Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) for 16 years. As a Rector, he spearheaded the growth and expansion of IUIU from its humble beginning to its current four compasses in Mbale, Kibuli, Kabojja and Arua.

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation is an organisation of Muslim countries in the world and its headquarters is in Jeddah , Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The organisation has four universities in the world namely Islamic University in Niger, Islamic University in Uganda, the Islamic University of Technology in Bangladesh and International Islamic University in Malaysia.

The election of Dr. Sengendo as Assistant Secretary General of the OIC comes on the heels of recent election of eminent Ugandans to different international organizations; including Justice Julia Sebutinde (Judge – International Court of Justice, ICJ), Mr. BemanyaTwebaze (Executive Secretary-African Regional Intellectual Property Organization, ARIPO), Amb. Solomon Rutega (Secretary General  Inter-Africa Coffee Organization, IACO) and Mrs. Caroline Nalwanga Magambo (Member  Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions, ACABQ).

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