UCU School of business launches entrepreneurship incubation centre

By Ivan Tsebeni

The UCU School of Business and Administration has launched a business incubation centre which will empower learners with entrepreneurship skills.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi, thanked the team from Hanze University Foundation who funded the UGX 62 million project.

He said the University is committed to training students who are job creators as opposed to job seekers.

He also said this is an opportunity for the University to contribute to 2040 national vision which aims at skilling the youth and providing self-employment.

 “This project has come at the right time because we plan to set up a shopping mall for students to start-up businesses so as to enhance their entrepreneurship skills” he added.

The function was graced by Mukono Municipality Mayor, George Fred Kagimu, who said that UCU is a great inspiration to the community because it trains students in a holistic manner.

The Director of Hanze University Foundation, Dr Linda Mat, advised students to embrace entrepreneurship because it is what the world needs.

The Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs, Dr. John Kitayimbwa, asked students to embrace the pillars of research and innovation, which he said will help them have a bright future.

The Head of Entrepreneurship and Management Department, Elsie Mirembe Nsiyona, said the incubation centre is a great achievement to the university and applauded Hanze University Foundation for the support.

Students presented their handiwork items for exhibition and sale. They called upon for more support with start-up capital.

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