Michael is Head Corporate Relations Office at the College of Computing and Information Sciences of Makerere Univeristy. He holds an MBA from MsM and ESAMI Business School. He is an Adjunct Lecturer with the ESAMI Business School. As Head Corporate Relations Office, Michael is a consultant trainer in a wide-range of areas in the both business and IT but specifically he is passionate about digital/cyberspace branding and visibility, IT Strategy and Management and IT optimization. Michael has a passion for inspiring the youth to unleash their potential and currently runs life skills seminars for university students as part of his social responsibility. He spoke to PC Tech Magazine’s Albert Mucunguzi, and below are the excerpts.
Q. Makerere University, especially the College of Computing and Information Sciences, over the past few years has been trying to integrate ICTs in its education system. What’s your take on the progress of the institution in that direction? What are the key challenges you have encountered in the process?
Influenced by the beauty and unique spirit of his home, Uganda, Maurice Kirya’s music is an uncommon blend of soul, Afro, and R&B which he prefers to call ‘Mwooyo’ which means ‘soul.’ At an early age, Maurice’s mother would gather all of her children around the fire and teach them how to sing. Maurice started singing professionally at age 15, recording with popular Ugandan gospel, rap, and jazz artists Maurice has performed throughout Africa, and was the 2007 best R&B artist winner of the Pearl of African Music Awards in Uganda. Interview by Evelyn Namara