Professor Openjuru, Vice-Chancellor of Gulu University Honoured as the African Educationist of the Year at the 12th POTY in Ethiopia

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African Leadership Magazine is delighted to announce that Professor George L. Openjuru, the Vice-Chancellor of Gulu University, will be honored with the prestigious award of African Educationist of the Year at the 12th African Persons of the Year Awards 2024. This recognition celebrates his remarkable contributions to education in Uganda and across the African continent.

Prof. Openjuru will be presented with this award at the event scheduled from February 22nd to February 23rd, 2024. With the theme “Building Resilient African Economies,” the forthcoming year’s event is expected to draw in over 300 attendees, including academics, business executives, industry titans, legislators, investors, and representatives of international development organizations.

Prof. Openjuru’s Accomplishments:

Service Delivery Enhancement: Prof. Openjuru’s tireless efforts have significantly improved service delivery within Gulu University. His commitment to excellence has positively impacted students, faculty, and staff alike.

University Performance: Under his visionary leadership, Gulu University has achieved unprecedented milestones. Academic excellence, research output, and community engagement have flourished during his tenure.

Infrastructure Development: Prof. Openjuru’s strategic planning and execution of infrastructure projects have transformed the university’s physical landscape. State-of-the-art facilities now support teaching, research, and student life.

Conflict Resolution: His adept handling of staff and student strikes has fostered a harmonious environment. Prof. Openjuru’s commitment to dialogue and understanding has played a pivotal role in maintaining stability.

Global Recognition: Prof. Openjuru’s dedication to advancing education has not gone unnoticed on the international stage. His advocacy for Gulu University has elevated its reputation and impact beyond borders.

This event promises roundtable panel discussions, keynote addresses, talks about partnerships and investments, and high-level networking opportunities, among its main attractions. ALM Persons of the Year winners will also receive awards during the ceremony, which will also feature the unveiling of the special POTY edition of African Leadership Magazine.

Other dignitaries confirmed to attend the event include His Excellency William Ruto, President of the Republic of Kenya; His Excellency George Weah, the former President of Liberia; Hon. Cllr. Fonati Koffa, the speaker of the Liberia House of Representatives; and His Excellency Rodrigo Guzmán Barro, the Ambassador, Embassy of Chile in Addis Ababa. The Hon. Dr. Kailesh Jagutpal, the Minister of Health and Wellness, Mauritius; Ngozi Ekeoma, the CEO of NAPAL Petroleum; Dr. Adesola Kazeem Adeduntan (FCA), the Group CEO of First Bank of Nigeria; Apostle Michael Adeyemi Adefarasin, Chief Servant, Kingdom Lifeline Apostolic Ministries International; Daniel Asiedu, the Managing Director of the OmniBSICBank, Accra, Ghana; Mr. Henry Fallah Saamoi, the Chief Executive Officer of the International Bank (Liberia) Limited, Monrovia, Liberia; Mr. Gil Bires, the Director-General of Investment and Export Promotion Agency (APIEX-Mozambique); and Mr. Mike Kamungeremu, the President of the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC), among many others.

About ALM Persons of the Year (POTY)

The ALM Persons of the Year (POTY) Ceremony is a flagship annual event of the African Leadership Magazine, which has been held consecutively over the past 12 years, convening policymakers, private sector leaders, civil society leaders, thought leaders, and all stakeholders from across Africa and the rest of the world to discuss issues bothering Africa’s socio-economic growth and development. The event has also become a prestigious platform for honouring people-centred leadership and Africans who are pursuing a pan-African agenda in their chosen fields of endeavour.

About African Leadership Magazine

Published by the African Leadership Organization (UK), the African Leadership Magazine focuses on presenting the best of Africa to a global audience. It shares the African story from an African perspective, offering solutions to current challenges on the continent. For the past 16 years, the organisation has dedicated itself to promoting impactful leadership and African opportunities globally through quality Afro-positive content, African trade facilitation, market entry solutions, Afro-centric communities, business networking platforms, and public sector training and consulting.


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