KAB ICT Innovation Hub Boot Camp Kicks Off
The Faculty of Computing, Library and Information Sciences Regional ICT Innovation Hub boot camp was launched today at Kikungiri Campus.
According to Micheal Tamale one of the lecturers in FOCLIS, the boot camp is intended to equip P.7, O’Level, and A’Level leavers with hands-on skills in the field of computing and records management.
Assoc Prof. Phelix Businge the Dean FOCLIS encouraged the students to be patient and put more emphasis on what they will be taught while in this boot camp training highlighting areas where they need to be more focused as; being good at time management, having the ability to listen and mastering the art of reading and writing skills.
He also highlighted that the Faculty was in the future intending to organize more trainings specifically for different target groups.
In presence was Mr. Amos Tukamushaba the Dean of students who had represented the Vice Chancellor.
Mr. Tukamushaba expressed how grateful he was and thanked the organizers of the training saying that community engagement is in the fulfillment of the University’s mandate in its mission to give back to the community.
He added that Kabale University is a great place where they will be equipped with the knowledge and skills they came looking for encouraging the participants to grasp more of what they’ll be taught because KAB is already a centre of knowledge.
“The university is concerned to not only giving back to its people but also equipping the community…” said Mr.Amos Tukamushaba.
Speaking to us, Kihembo Shammah Ruth a S.4 Vacist from Gayaza High School says she hopes to learn coding and Webpage design whereas, Ahumuza Bill a S.6 vacist from Mbarara High School says he hopes to build productive networks from the boot camp and better his IT skills.
The Faculty of Computing, Library and Information Sciences Regional ICT Innovation Hub boot camp is a Two-week training organized by the Faculty of Computing, Library and Information Sciences under the University to give back to the community together with the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance.
Enabling students to gain skills in computer maintenance and repair, enabling students to learn how to use the internet to communicate are some of the core objectives of the boot camps.
By the close of the first session, 117 Vacists had registered their attendance.
Kabale University is among the Universities hosting a regional innovations hub in Uganda.