KAB ICT innovation hub boot camp concluded
The Commissioner of Research and Development at the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance, Mr. Silas Ngabirano has asked holiday makers to utilize their holidays efficiently, meaningfully and in a productive way.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the two-weeks boot camp for vacists who were training in ICT at Kabale University, Mr. Ngabirano asked the holiday makers to utilize the skills they have acquired to embrace the opportunities created by technology.
Mr. Ngabirano also appreciated the university’s efforts in effectively utilizing the grant given to them in procuring furniture and computers for the hub. He further urged the university to sustain the innovation hub by seeking support through establishing partnerships.
“I encourage you to work with the ministry to find partners who are interested to sponsor activities at the hub”, Mr. Ngabirano.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration), Mrs. Anny Katabaazi Bwengye who was representing the Vice Chancellor, informed the vacists that Kabale University is a public University with a number of courses they could undertake. She asked them to make Kabale University their first choice of study to progress into their desired professions.
Mrs. Bwengye further noted that the university boosts of professional teachers including professors and senior lecturers committed to educating young people. She requested the Ministry to continue partnering with the university in other areas for its growth and commitment to training the people of the government of Uganda and beyond.
Assoc. Prof. Phelix Mbabazi Businge noted that the ICT Innovation hub is intended to mentor, educate and provide access to the possible funders for young innovators. He further noted that the faculty has trained 50 students of which 17 are females and 33 are males.
The function held at the Kikungiri Campus was intended to pass out 50 students who had been training in the KAB ICT Innovation Hub Boot Camp, organized by the Faculty of Computing, Library and Information Science in partnership with the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance. The boot camp was intended to equip holiday makers with hands-on training in the field of computing and records management.
The government of Uganda through the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kabale University in 2022 to become a regional ICT innovation hub intended to serve the Western region. The innovation hub is intended to promote innovation while the university is expected to lead and guide innovators, the business sector and the local community.