Joseph Lutaaya, the best Computer Science student for the 2008/09 academic year has received a new Dell Laptop from the Computer Warehouse Group (CWG).
Lutaaya, with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.8 beat over 300 students to win the coveted award which comes with an opportunity to undertake a one year internship with CWG.
Handing over the award to Lutaaya on Friday 18th November, 2011 at the College of Computing and Information Sciences, Michael Manzi, the CWG Country Manager said the company was committed to promoting education through rewarding excellence. Ã¢‚¬ËœAs part of our Corporate Social Responsibility, we shall focus on supporting the education and Information Technology (IT) sector. We recognise the fact that the ICT market is resource constrained, but we want to inspire young talent and also bring professionalism into the market,Ã¢‚¬„¢ he added.
Manzi said the award will be annual and CWG will also reward the best Computer Science lecturers. This year, Paul Bakaki, Joab Ezra Agaba and Azairwe won the prizes.
Prof. Ikoja Odongo, the College Principal thanked CWG for picking interest in Makerere University adding that this showed that the public has confidence in the quality of services the university gives its students. Ã¢‚¬ËœWe also pledge to continue partnering with several companies to meet our studentsÃ¢‚¬„¢ educational and professional needs,Ã¢‚¬„¢ he noted.
Dr. Florence Tushabe, the Chair, Computer Science department, urged the students to emulate Lutaaya who only scored A+ and As in all his courses.
Lutaaya dedicated his award to God, his family and friends and pledged to participate in all CWG activities. He was also grateful to his lecturers for giving him the wisdom that enabled him win the award and also to the Madhvani Foundation for supporting his education.
CWG is one of the leading Systems Integration companies, providing hardware and infrastructure solutions (CWL Systems), communications and networking solutions (DCC Networks) and software applications and deployment (ExpertEdge Software) to corporate businesses, government and other private and public enterprises.