2018 is fast approaching and we are glad you walked the 2017 journey with us! The year was action packed and there are moments that made life worthwhile. UTAMU News has chosen to look back at the events and activities that made UTAMU stand out. In this article, we feature stories and moments that made news in 2017. Check them out! 

284 Awarded with Diplomas, Degrees, Masters and Postgraduate degrees

Some of the 2017 Postgraduate graduates.

Up to 284 students graduated with Masters Degrees, Post-graduate Diplomas, Bachelor’s degrees and Undergraduate Diplomas on Friday, 29th September 2017. The 3rd UTAMU Graduation ceremony was held at Silver Springs Hotel in Bugolobi, Kampala.  178 were males and 106 were females.

Four students were also awarded with gifts for demonstrating excellence and outstanding performance. The best male student at Postgraduate level was Owen Andrew Kalule and Miriam Kemigisha as the best female with a Postgraduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management. Both students were from the School of Business and Management (SBM).

ICEBEG Conference

Some of the participants of the ICEBEG conference

Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU) and SoSReS (Social Sciences Research Society) organized the Conference on eBusiness and eGovernment. ICEBEG is an annual event which fosters and promotes the discovery and dissemination of high quality research in the fields business and governance. The event was held on 20th January 2017 at Silver Springs.

The conference provided a platform for interdisciplinary audience of ICT, information systems, knowledge management, ebusiness, ecommerce, egovernment, egovernance professionals and researchers to address some of the issues and challenges facing the public and private sector today.

4TH ICTM Conference

UTAMU Vice Chancellor, Prof. Benon Basheka speaking at the 2017 ICTM Conference

UTAMU hosted a two day International Conference on Technology and Management (ICTM) on new trends, issues and challenges in the ICT, Governance and Management industry in Africa. The conference (7th-8th August 2017) was held at Silver Springs Hotel in Bugolobi, Kampala.

The conference was opened with paper, panel and practitioner sessions addressing topics related to Technology and Management and followed by a PhD Colloquium. It was attended by delegates from across different countries including South Africa, Tanzania, Nigeria, and also from higher learning institutions in Uganda.

1st Cohort of MUST- UTAMU PhD students Graduate

Seven students under the MUST-UTAMU PhD program graduated on 28th October 2017 with doctorates in several disciplines. The Graduation ceremony took place at Mbarara University of Science and Technology on Saturday 28th October 2017

Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) and Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU) designed a joint institutional capacity building programme focusing on PhD training by research to respond to the need for PhD holders. The joint PhD programme covers areas of science, computing, economics, business administration, management, public administration and development studies.

UTAMU & Greenbridge to Bridge ICT & Entrepreneurial Skills Gap in Uganda

Vice Chancellor UTAMU Prof. Benon Basheka (on left) hands over an MOU to the Managing Director of Greenbridge, Eng. Karen (center)

UTAMU is jointly working with Greenbridge School of Open Technologies to bridge the ICT and entrepreneurial skills gap among youth in Uganda. On 5th July 2017, UTAMU signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Greenbridge to deliver high end computing needs, impart entrepreneurial skills and prepare students for the dynamic employment world. UTAMU will be able to tap into more advanced computing technologies that will benefit its students.

Student Innovations

Four teams from UTAMU Innovation Hub showcased transport innovations in the Kampala Transport Hackathon Challenge this year as solutions to the current transport challenges.

The hackathon is a platform to share information on some of the transport challenges the public transport system is facing, and an opportunity to create possible solutions for these challenges ranging from the ever growing traffic situation, pollution, pedestrians, cyclists, street cleaning, street parking, garbage collections, infrastructure, road safety and emergency handling.

Other students from the university have also worked on several innovations on maternal health, myhosplink which helps users to locate the nearest hospitals, ambulances and check out doctor schedules. Other ongoing innovations include; cellyaka, bodafix, polutrapp and Ntwalaako.

 

Seven students under the MUST-UTAMU PhD program graduated on 28th October 2017 with doctorates in several disciplines.

Some of the MUST-UTAMU PhD graduates at the ceremony.

The Graduation ceremony took place at Mbarara University of Science and Technology on Saturday, 28th October in Mbarara District.

Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) and Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU) developed a joint institutional capacity building programme initially focusing on PhD training by research, to respond to the need for PhD holders.

The Graduands ready to receive their doctorate degrees.

Since the collaboration was developed in 2013, nine (9) have graduated and four (4) have submitted dissertations and are waiting for external supervisors report.

The joint PhD programme covers areas of science, computing, economics, business administration, management, public administration and development studies.

The MUST-UTAMU students

 

A delegation led by Life Academy, Sweden visited Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU) on Tuesday, 24th October 2017.

The Life Academy delegation with UTAMU team.

The team that consisted of more than 30 people was welcomed by UTAMU staff and engaged in a discussion of how UTAMU integrates ICT in teaching and learning.

The team which included officials from Ministry of Education choose UTAMU as one of the Institutions in Uganda that integrates ICT in teaching and learning.

Ms Anita Ashaba, the Public Relations and Communications Officer, welcomed the delegation and introduced them to the e-learning culture of UTAMU. She explained to them the significance of integrating ICT in Education through application of the UTAMU Hybrid model.

The Life Academy team consisted of more than 30 people

At UTAMU students are given all learning materials through our e-learning platform together with the access to our e-library services. The e-learning platform is fully equipped and allows a consistent interaction among the students and their teachers.

“Our strategy at UTAMU is enabling ubiquitous learning which is learning from anywhere, anyhow,” said Ms. Ashaba. “We do this by enabling student-centered learning, using technology to avail content all the time, anywhere and creation of varied interactive content.”

Ms. Claire Babirye, the E-Learning officer educating the delegates on how UTAMU intergrates ICT in education.

The delegation also met with some of the UTAMU staff and students who showcased various ways in which the University uses ICT to impact knowledge. The staff discussed how a teacher can effectively integrate ICT in education, providing the appropriate knowledge and skills to a 21st Century student.

Mr. Denis Omvia, Lecturer in School of Business and Management giving his experience on how he uses e-learning as a teacher. 

Ms Claire Babirye, the e-Learning officer further educated the guests on what is offered at UTAMU to ensure a ubiquitous learning.

- Wi-Fi on campus, only registered users can access the network to avoid security issues and unknown users.

- Medium sized computer Labs for practicals, access to systems, research, etc.

- Content enrichment; SCORM packages, Animations. Multimedia team, eLearning officer and other participants take part.

Ms. Anita Ashaba, Public Relations Officer, receives a gift from Mr. Bo Gillgren, Coordinator of Life Academy delegation, on behaff of UTAMU.

“UTAMU has a robust digital library built on DSpace and a full time librarian offers training and support,” said Ms. Babirye.

On behalf of the delegates, Mr Bo Gillgren commended the UTAMU e-learning system and also applauded UTAMU for the hospitality given to them.

Annet Kajura, the Coordinator from Ministry of Education and Sports giving her remarks at the visit to UTAMU.

Uganda Technology And Management University (UTAMU) is offering Undergraduate half tuition bursaries for the January 2018 Intake.

The bursaries are only for a few selected academic programmes aimed to equip students with the 21st century entrepreneurship skills relevant for job creation.

“In response to the growing youth unemployment in Uganda today and, the growing threat of cyber security locally and internationally, we decided to offer bursaries in selected programmes to equip students with knowledge and skills to tackle these problems in the country,” says Prof. Jude Lubega, Deputy Vice Chancellor UTAMU.

These academic programmes include;

  • Diploma in Computing
  • Diploma in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Security and Forensics,
  • Bachelor of Science in Mobile Computing and Communications
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance
  • Bachelor of Project Planning and Management

Terms and Conditions

- Qualified candidates must apply and meet the minimum entry requirements for Diploma and Degree programmes as per the UTAMU admission guidelines available on the website (www.utamu.ac.ug)

- Candidates will be selected on merit basis

- The bursary will cover 50% of the tuition fees per the specified period of time in the curriculum

- The maximum slots available for each of the programmes above are 50 slots.

- Study time for these programmes is strictly day (8am-4pm) and Online (distance learning) .The Closing date  is  Monday, 30th December 2017

For details about the bursaries, go to: LINK

Tuition and Bursary structure

Programme No. Years Tuition Per Year (UGX) Bursary Tuition per year (UGX) Study Time
Diploma in Computing 2 1,400,000 700,000 Day
Diploma in Business Administration 2 1,200,000 600,000 Day or Online
BSc. in Computer Security and Forensics 3 2,400,000 1,200,000 Day
BSc. in Mobile Computing and Communications 3 2,400,000 1,200,000 Day
BSc. in Accounting and Finance 3 2,300,000 1,150,000 Day or Online
Bachelor of Project Planning and Management 3 2,200,000 1,100,000 Day or Online

 

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