As competition for students hit up, Kampala International University ( KIU ) has decided to introduce Virtual Education to provide cutting Edge education to students.
According to Management this move will be realized this august when the university starts its academic year.
Dr. Mouhamad Mpezamihigo the vice chancellor of the University says this will enhance opportunity to various prospective students, 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,”Mouhamad 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.
KIU recently launched multi-billion e-library collection at its Kasanga headquarters a facility that has enhanced research capacity for students and lecturers in this cut throat technology human resources competition and also delivered real-time dedicated academic excellence both for students and lecturers.
The ultramodern library boasts of 5000+ sitting capacity, internet, a wide selection of books and online journals.
KIU has been consistently ranked among Uganda’s top universities with high quality education and a diverse culture.
“As part of our information, communication technology, KIU has embraced and mainstream ICT in our pogrammes by introducing Virtual class room where students can follow-up lecturers at their different time of their day. This will spur our enrollment”Mouhamad explained.
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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