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UCC visits MMU for ICT benchmarking study

The coordinator of Uganda Institute of Information and Communications Technology (UICT), Mr. David Ogong is taken round the Information Access Centre to view ICT facilities at Multimedia University of Kenya by Dean, Faculty of CIT Mr. John Walubengo during Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) tour on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. The UCC intends to transform UICT into a centre of excellence for human capacity building in ICT and are, therefore, benchmarking with MMU to get best practices they can adopt to help develop UICT Master Plan. The coordinator of Uganda Institute of Information and Communications Technology (UICT), Mr. David Ogong is taken round the Information Access Centre to view ICT facilities at Multimedia University of Kenya by Dean, Faculty of CIT Mr. John Walubengo during Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) tour on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. The UCC intends to transform UICT into a centre of excellence for human capacity building in ICT and are, therefore, benchmarking with MMU to get best practices they can adopt to help develop UICT Master Plan.

 

Uganda Communications Council (UCC) visited Multimedia University of Kenya to undertake a benchmarking study with a view of getting best ICT practices that it can adopt for curriculum development, infrastructure and partnerships.

 

Speaking during the benchmarking visit on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, UCC representative, who is also the coordinator of the communication body at Uganda Institute of Information and Communications Technology (UICT), Mr. David Ogong said that UCC intends to transform UICT into a centre of excellence for human capacity building in ICT and are, therefore, looking for the best practices they can adopt to help develop UICT Master Plan.

 

“We are looking for best practices that can help use develop a curriculum that will enable us to deliver the best graduates in ICT who will meet public and private sector needs,” notes Ogong.

 

MMU delegation of four led by Dean, Faculty of CIT Mr. John Walugeno and Director, Centre for Open Distance and eLearning (CoDel) Mr. Jotham Mwale told the UCC representative the importance of creating a centre of excellence  with flexible governance structures that understand and complement the dynamic  of the private sector.

 

“The most important thing is to have flagship programmes that identify your niche. Once you have a niche, the industry will be willing to invest and work with you in various ICT related projects,” stated Mr. Mwale.

 

The UICT coordinator also got comprehensive briefing on the University’s facilities;  academic programmes in the fields of Engineering, CIT, Science, Business and Media; and both national and international linkages the University has set up.

 

Also part of the delegation was Dean, Faculty of Business and Law Ms. Dorcas Kerre and Faculty of Media, Department of Journalism and Communication Chairperson Ms. Nancy Booker.