Prof. Paul Jones, a professor of Entrepreneurship from Coventry University-United Kingdom applauded Africa Rural University for transforming rural communities through ARU graduates who are change makers and agents. Prof. Paul Jones related the mission of ARU with the one of Coventry University having the same goal of ensuring people’s mindset change to foster transformation. He acknowledged that women entrepreneurs are doing a great job in setting up and managing businesses
He recommended that the entrepreneurs living in rural Uganda should adopt solar energy to meet their power needs. He also advised the youth to be innovative and creative leaders as these are key ingredients in setting up and managing successful businesses.
In his conclusion, Prof. Paul Jones advised students and staff to think about how they benefit their communities by being ethical, look at the environment are in and be positive in their mindset.