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Your Guide To The Graduation Process – 18th December 2020

NOTE: YOU CAN COME AND ATTEND THE GRADUATION – THERE IS ENOUGH SPACE TO OBSERVE COVID-19 SOPs

A graduation ceremony is a formal event where your academic achievements are recognised and honoured and you're presented with your formal testamur (certificate).

His Excellency Hon. Dr. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, the Chancellor of UTAMU and former Vice President of the Republic of Kenya, shall preside at the 6th Graduation Ceremony.

This page outlines the key elements that make up the whole graduation process.

Date:

Friday, 18th December 2019 at 09:00am.

Venue (Where?)

Uganda Industrial Research Institute Manufacturing, Industrial Skilling and Production Centre in Namanve

Graduation Fees (INCLUDES UTAMU BRANDED GRADUATION GOWN)

Uganda Shillings 280,000 paid to the UTAMU Bank Account.

Your graduation invitation

The first thing you need to do is respond to your invitation, even if you've already made your mind up about not attending the ceremony.

Visit the UTAMU webpage for details about your options – including what happens if you defer or decline.

If you register to attend your graduation ceremony, you must follow the points below.

Order your academic regalia

Come to UTAMU Campus to order your gown (Small, Medium or Large).

It's compulsory for all graduates to wear academic regalia applicable (hat and gown with coloured sash) to the degree they're being awarded at the ceremony. No regalia means no ceremony, sorry. A branded UTAMU graduation Gown will be provided and you can collect it from our campus in Bugolobi a few days before the Graduation.

  • All gowns look the same
    • Bluish Hood
    • Reddish Mortal Board = Black cap and Reddish embroidery
    • Reddish Hood
    • Bluish Mortal Board = Black cap and Bluish embroidery

As a graduate, you get one ticket for yourself and two free tickets for guests.

This webpage has information about how to collect tickets.

Photography is a big part of every graduation, with a professional photographer in attendance before, during and after the ceremony. Due to COVID-19 SOP, you will not be allowed to come with your photographer.

You should be able to get photographers at the graduation venue.

At the ceremony

To make your graduation day go as smoothly as possible, you'll need to do a little forward planning.

  • You will sit according to your degree/ diploma/ certificate group.
  • Certificates and academic transcripts will be ready for you to collect on the graduation day.

CLEARING WITH FINANCE

Make sure that you clear your fees to zero balance. No student will be allowed to graduate with any outstanding fees balance.

Guidelines for Re-Opening For Finalists Effective 15th October 2020

General

  • Open Distance and eLearning (ODeL): UTAMU has had one of the best ODeL system long before the Covid-19 lockdown and did not close online learning.
  • Personal Laptops; Smart Phones; Tablets; Etc: Students are advised to acquire personal laptops, smart phones, Tablets etc, in order to access study materials and will be expected to comply with the online Teaching Time Tables.
  • Financial clearance: Check the Finance Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and settle your fees balance, as final examinations are due early December
  • For Further Clarification About Finalists: Contact the Academic Registrar on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for any clarification if needed.

Finalist Students

In the address to the nation on Sunday, the 20th September 2020, the President recommended opening contact classes on the 15th October 2020 for all finalist students in universities.

At UTAMU, finalists will continue to study online as has been the case before the recommendation to open contact classes.

However, a finalist student could come to the UTAMU campus if s/he is in need of contact consultations. You are advised to call your lecturer for such contact sessions before you come to the UTAMU campus.

The finalist students being referred to above, in the case of UTAMU, include:

  • All diploma and degree students who are currently in their final year of their studies;
  • All the Foundation students who need to complete studies in one year;
  • All students who are left with only the retakes. Students in this category should contact Finance Department to calculate their tuition fees on pro rata basis;
  • All the students who completed their studies and were left only with writing their final exams, and;
  • All students who are left with defending their dissertations.

Adherence to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) at the UTAMU campus

  • Training: You must attend the initial and other mandatory COVID-19 training on the Infection, Prevention and Control SOPs on their first days of reporting. These trainings will be offered by the UTAMU COVID-19 Task Force Committee.
  • Compliance: You are required to fully comply with all SOPs as stipulated by the Ministry of Health, NCHE and the UTAMU Covid-19 Task Force.
  • For Further Clarification About SOPs: SOPs are managed by a UTAMU COVID-19 Task Force Committee headed by Dr. Tukei. Please consult Dr. Tukei in case of further clarity about SOPs.
  • Avoid Congestion in Public Transport: You are advised to walk or use bicycles where possible.
  • You Must be Identifiable: Everyone should move with his/ her identity cards at all times.
  • Restricted Movement at UTAMU: Students’ movements will be restricted during their time at UTAMU to prevent exposure to COVID-19 infections. Entry for other persons is restricted.
  • No Gatherings: You should adhere to the President's directive on congregational gatherings for fellowship, chapel or mosque prayers.
  • Where to Find SOP Guidelines: The SOP guidelines are available on the University Website, and at the Faculty, School or College as the case may be.
  • Wear a Facemask: You must wear a face mask.
  • You Must be Screened: You must be ready and willing to go through designated points of screening.
  • Sanitize Your Hands Frequently: You must observe hygiene practices such as handwashing regularly. Prior to screening, you will be required to wash hands and/ or use an alcohol-based sanitizer. Use the hand washing unit, with soap or water already mixed with liquid soap found at buildings and enclosures before entering. You are encouraged to have a personal alcohol rub or alcohol-based sanitizer.
  • Over 37.6o C Not Allowed Into UTAMU: Anyone with temperature of 37.6o C and above will be required to stay at the screening point for two more assessments. Such an individual will not be allowed to proceed into UTAMU premises until s/he is cleared by the screening team.
  • No Body Touch: There is no hand shaking or hugging until the Ministry of Health guides otherwise. Exercise physical distancing where possible in the practicum sites.
  • No One Coughing Is Allowed to Enter UTAMU: Anyone coughing having a cold should stay at home/ hostel it resolves and should make an effort to inform the UTAMU management or the UTAMU Covid-19 Task Force.
  • Be an Example: You are expected to be exemplary to other non UTAMU members of society in preventing COVID-19 infection.

Continuing non-finalist students

All continuing non-finalist students will continue with their studies online as usual.

Professor JWF Muwanga-Zake,
VICE-CHANCELLOR

NCHE approves UTAMU to conduct Online Teaching and Learning

The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has approved Uganda Technology And Management University (UTAMU) to conduct Open, Distance and E-learning (ODeL) following an inspection visit made by the NCHE team at the university during the lockdown. NCHE thoroughly assessed the university’s preparedness for online teaching and learning and in the letter dated 13th October 2020, NCHE granted UTAMU permission to roll-out emergency ODeL for all its programmes

For more information download the document

SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER 2020 INTAKE OFFICIALLY COMMENCES

The September – December 2020 Intake officially commenced on 10th September. Online registration for all students is ongoing. To register, go to link: https://utamu.ac.ug/admissions/student-registration

Please note that teaching and learning will continue using the modular mode if teaching.

Online lectures for the first modular phase will start on Friday, 18th September, 2020 (Graduate students) and on Monday, 21st September, 2020 (Undergraduate students). All learning materials will be available on the eLearning platform starting next week.

Fees Payment Details:

To all new students, payment details are clearly stated in the admission letter.

In case you have not received one, please pay your application fee of 50,000, send confirmation ID to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Application fee can be paid via school pay using the following code;

Name: UTAMU Admissions

Code: 1002749778 

Use either AIRTEL OR MTN Mobile money as follows dial *185*4*3*2*1# then enter pay code on MTN. Dial *185*6*2*1# then enter code on AIRTEL.

Please send a confirmation message WITH A TRANSACTIONAL ID to Finance- Assumpta (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and copy AR (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

On receipt of your admission letter, proceed to pay your functional fees / and the part or full tuition as the case may be following the guidelines in the admission letter.

You will be registered and activated on E-learning. You can pay all the required fees using school pay as outlined above.

 

For further questions about e-learning, registration and payment of fees, you contact the following persons:

Academic Registrar: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Director of Finance: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

E-Learning officer: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ICT Services: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

UTAMU Successfully Holds 6th Annual International Conference on Technology and Management (ICTM20)

Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU) successfully held its 6th International Conference on Technology and Management (ICTM-20) in joint partnership with Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI).

The conference provided a distinctive environment where authors, practitioners, researchers, professionals and academicians engaged in discussions on the future developments in terms of service provision.

Held from 7th to 9th September, 2020, at UIRI Skills Development Centre in Namanve, Industrial area, the conference was organized under the theme, “Towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) Advancement and Solutions: Trends, Issues, Best Practices, Benefits and Challenges for Management and Governance in Africa”.

Speaking at the conference, Prof. Sadiq Yusuf, the Vice Chancellor UTAMU called on the public to embrace “The Fourth Industrial Revolution” and use it to build solutions that address real business needs which is more important than ever.

“The Fourth Industrial Revolution is already here with us. The technologies, that ushered it in, such as artificial intelligence, genome editing, augmented reality, robotics, and 3-D printing, are rapidly changing the way humans create, exchange and distribute value,” he said.

“It is time for business leaders, institutions and organizations (Governmental and non-governmental) across the globe to weigh-in on the progress and participate in finding solutions to the emerging issues slowing down the digital progress in Africa,” Prof. Sadiq emphasized.

Speaking the launch, The Deputy Executive director Dr. Dick M Kamugasha who represented Executive Director appreciated the relationship between UIRI and UTAMU saying, “It is rooted in common interests, notably commitment to promoting technological advancement and innovation in Uganda.”

He noted that the theme of this Conference is informed by the fact the world is rapidly moving towards fully embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) which is fundamentally altering the way we live, work and relate to one another. Key elements of the 4IR that will soon be indispensable to all of us include, Artificial Intelligence (AI); Virtual and Augmented Reality; Digitization; Automation and Robotics; Cloud Computing, Big Data, Advanced and Predictive Analytics; the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and many other emerging technological frontiers.

Dr. Kamugasha advised that it is these elements that will increasingly form the foundation for accelerated socioeconomic transformation in Africa in the future and therefore, the Conference could not be more timely.

In attendance was also the Mr. Patrick Mugisha, the Assistant Commissioner Department of Innovation and Property Management at Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation  who advised Ugandan researchers &innovators to properly register their ideas, research products and services for patent rights to protect their rights from potential perpetuators.

He mentioned that Uganda is still ranking poorly on the global innovation index and Intellectual Property (IP) management mainly because they lack awareness about the subject.

“You could take 15 years trying to innovate a product and once it is done, another person will copy the same product, alter a few things and register it as their own product or idea. That is why, researchers, innovators and producers have to take IP management seriously because it determines how much you will gain from your product financially,” he said.

Prod. Sadiq added on saying protection of researchers and innovators is sometimes hard because they lack funding for their ideas and are often on the mercy of funders.

The conference which was held both physically and virtually was attended by several participants including government officials, academic, researchers, students and civil society online.

UTAMU Students Win the Uganda National Cybersecurity CTF Competitions

Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU) students emerged winners of the online Uganda National Cybersecurity CTF competition.

Peter Elolu, Simon Ocen, Hillary Magero and Gregory Toskins are computer security and forensics students in the UTAMU School of Computing and Engineering (SCE).

“Congratulations. I am happy to see UTAMU students already shinning in the field,” said Prof. Sadiq Yusuf, the Vice Chancellor of UTAMU. “This is proof of what UTAMU does best. We nurture scientists, technologists and innovators who transform and create solutions to our everyday society problems.”

The team of 4 emerged the first winner from Uganda and representing the country in the Arab and Africa Regional CTF competitions.

CyberTalents CTF competitions are cyber security competitions where participants demonstrate their technical ability in different cyber security fields.

According to CyberTalents, every team/individual who competes has access to a list of challenges in different categories like Reverse Engineering, Web Security, Digital Forensics, Network Security and others.

For every challenge solved, the team gets a certain amount of points depending on the difficulty of the challenge. The team with the highest score is crowned the winning team. Most of CyberTalents competitions provide cash prizes to winning teams.

Congratulations to the UTAMU Team! We are proud of you.

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