In a bid to provide cutting edge education demanded in the job market,ESLSCA Business School is set to introduce virtual education and cloud computing programmes this academic year that starts in August in Uganda.
ESLSCA Director says the move is to enhance opportunity to people in the corporate world and business community chance to study at their convenience on real-time.
“The World has become a global village and with changes in technology, we are introducing cloud computing and virtual education in our teaching programmes to provide modern teaching to our students,”Mohamad Naamani said.
“We take note of changes in technology hence we want to remain offering cutting edge technology and courses that are relevant to the job market,” he added.
The France based International Business School offers leading European business education using technology in advancing cutting edge education.
ESLSCA has been in operation in Uganda for the last 6 years offering undergraduate and master’s in business, marketing and human resource management.
ESLSCA International Business school Uganda offers dual degree programmes where students who join Uganda campus are taken to Egypt and France to have international exposure during their course of study and offered dual degree accreditation.
Explaining the difference, Mohamad said ESLSCA has e-library collection, cutting edge technology resources and faculty members dedicated to academic excellence.
“As part of internationalizing our Programmes, students shall have one course at ESLSCA Campus in Uganda, Egypt and another in France. Through these international courses, students will have unique opportunity to see the world while studying their programmes, look at the world’s fastest growing economies and examine international business practices close up”Mohamod explained.
Currently virtual education is being offered at International University of East Africa, Kampala international University,Ndejje University and Muni University
Government position non ICT
The minister of state for higher education Crystom Muyingo applauded the move by universities and other tertiary education in mainstreaming information and communication technology in advancing higher education a move that he says will enable the country produce job creators and reduce the burden of unemployment in the country.
“The move by universities to embrace ICT in their teaching practices is commendable and we strongly support because this will produce job creators and relevant human resource for the job market,”he said.
However National Council for Higher Education Executive Director Alex Kagume cautions parents and prospective students to seek admission from only registered and licensed universities and tertiary institutions to avoid falling in the trap of unscrupulous individuals operating unlicensed schools which are illegal by law.
NCHE is mandated by law to regulate and monitor operations of universities and other tertiary institutions adhere to set education standards.
NCHE also is mandated to supervise and accredit courses at different institutions.
According to statistics from NCHE there are 57 licensed universities and 200 tertiary and vocational institutions operating in the country.
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