KIU Introduces the Institute of Technical and Vocational Education
Kampala International University’s Institute of Technical and Vocational Education has introduced a new curriculum which will be effective in March 2017, at the Western Campus in Ishaka-Bushenyi.
The aim is to provide a unique and effective educational system that prepares students for a rewarding employment or more so, nurtures them into job creators.
The university regards each student as a unique individual who brings a contribution to the learning environment. The role of the University is to assist students in actualizing their strengths and minimizing barriers to educational opportunities, enhancing student intellectual and technical skills through hands-on training, business and industrial training, all in preparation for rewarding professional opportunities.
Instruction is offered in a variety of certificate and diploma courses that use industrial standard equipment; industry recognized credentials and work-based learning programs.
This background will help the institute meet challenges facing educational and technological workplaces and the developmental needs of students by providing technical training to support the economic growth and wellbeing of the students, their communities and businesses.
It will also provide students with support services in the area of admission by collaborating with local high schools as a way of facilitating the delivery of dual enrollment into the technical college.
“We would like to encourage the youth, women, and young people to join the KIU Technical and Vocational Training programmes. We are going into electrical engineering, surveying, irrigation, agricultural sciences and so many other branches. We are confident that our population will benefit from this,” said Dr. Mouhamad Mpazamihingo, the Vice-Chancellor.