Ivan Koojo from Uganda is a successful graduate of the 1st cohort of the Master in Embedded and Mobiles Systems (MSc EMoS) at the Nelson Mandela African Institution for Science and Technology (NM-AIST) and a scholarship holder of the regional project CENIT@EA. Prior to his studies at NM-AIST, he successfully completed a BSc. in Software Engineering at Makerere University.
Due to CENIT@EA’s unique approach of linking academia and industry, Ivan was able to obtain an internship placement with Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC), an automotive company owned by the government of Uganda and Makerere University. During his internship at KMC, Ivan was an integral part of a team that developed a passenger experience system for the Kayoola EVS Bus (KMC’s market entry product) with emphasis on bus passenger security and safety aspects with the help of the hands-on knowledge the MSc EMoS program equipped him with.
After successful completion of his internship, Ivan managed to secure a full-time position as Product Support Engineer with KMC, building a better Uganda through automotive technology.
Ivan is glad to be among the first beneficiaries of the CENIT@EA study programme and is a great example of the importance of strong linkages between academia and industry. He is encouraging fellow East Africans to embrace the prospect of building a better East Africa by applying for the MSc EMoS and the CENIT@EA scholarships.