Suubi Henry Kiyimba, a Makerere University fresher who was attacked on social media for carrying a metallic suitcase to begin his university life, has been granted a full scholarship to study his dream course at Makerere.
Suubi captured the attention of many Ugandans on social media when his a photo of him surfaced on Twitter being trolled for his metallic case and ‘Ousofia’ bag. Many pledged to to turn his ‘misfortunes’ into success.
A campaign to find him ensued and in his words, Suubi said that his dream course would have been engineering but his parents could not afford to privately fund him for the course and that if it was not for government which offered him a place at the University, he wouldn’t be able to join the tertiary institution.
Now the latest development is that Joadah Consult and Development Infrastructure, a construction company, has offered Suubi a full sponsorship to his dream course in engineering.
According to a letter that has been accessed by Nile Post, Joadah Consult has offered him a full sponsorship for a course in Mechanical Engineering in Makerere University. The company said that they are ready to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between them, Makerere University and Suubi.
“Joadah Consult and Development Infrastructure would like to give our official offer for a full scholarship for Mr. Suubi Henry Kiyimba for a course in Mechanical Engineering in Makerere University,” the letter reads in part.
The Nile Post established that Suubi made his first day at the School of Engineering on Monday, August 11, as he officially awaited results from his application for change of course. If the response is positive, he will be admitted to Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, one of the top 3 Engineering programmes.
Prof. Nawangwe confirms.
The Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe confirmed receipt of the letter and that efforts are underway to get Suubi his desired course
“I have received a letter from Mr. Aita Joel the Managing Director of Joadah Consult, offering to provide a Full Scholarship to Mr. Ssuubi Henry to study Mechanical Engineering at Makerere. I thank Joadah & the very many Ugandans for their outpouring messages of support to Ssuubi,” he said in a Tweet