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Former Islamic University student wins Top African ICT Award PDF Print E-mail
Emmanuel Jude Mpiangu, a former student of the Islamic University In Uganda (IUIU), and now working with the University ICT department, received an award at Forge Ahead’s 11th annual African ICT Achievers Awards, held in Johannesburg.

Mpiangu won the Top Young ICT innovator in Africa and was also noted as one of the youth with great ICT ideas that can change the African continent.

The programme recognizes those who have proven that they are globally competitive, and have made a difference in the lives of others less fortunate by helping them overcome the challenges Africa faces in leveraging ICT for development.

“It is an honor to be acknowledged by the industry for the education and social impact that the Islamic University In Uganda continues to make on the African continent,” Mpiangu said after receiving the award.

At IUIU, Mpiangu proved that e-voting is possible in Africa, when he developed an e-voting system that transformed the university elections. Since then, elections for the university cabinet have been efficient and transparent with no rigging using e-voting.  

The African ICT Achievers Awards is an Africa-wide ICT recognition and reward programme that has been in existence for 11 years. The theme of this year’s award was “Making the African Century a Reality”.

Two prominent Ugandans, Prof. Venansius Baryamureba, the New Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, once won the Top ICT educator in Africa and the former minister of ICT Dr. Ham Mulira in 2008 won the Top Minister in Africa.

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