Poor quality graduates? Blame it on lack of training in practical skills
Saturday November 7 2015
The executive director and principal investigator of Makerere University’s Kiira Motors Project Stevens Tickodri-Togboa. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU
AGE: 66 BACKGROUND: Prof Sandy Stevens Tickodri-Togboa is the executive director and principal investigator, Kiira Motors Project, a product of the Makerere University. He is also Uganda’s Minister of State for Higher Education, Science and Technology. EDUCATION: He holds a PhD in digital communications and a master’s degree in radio engineering. EXPERIENCE: Before being appointed minister in March this year, Prof Tickodri-Togboa was deputy vice chancellor of Makerere University in charge of finance and administration. He taught engineering mathematics and was in charge of the iLabs research project — an Internet based laboratory — that supports conventional laboratories at Makerere University’s College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology. In 2009, he led a team of students who designed the Kiira EV hybrid car, which went for its first public test drive in 2011. The Government is now sourcing $400 million to start production of the Kiira EV.