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Ministry of Education and Sports
Tel: 256-41-234451 | Fax: 256-41-234920

Location: Embassy House Floor 2 Room 2 King George vi Way
Postal Address: P. O. BOX 7063 Kampala, Uganda

CCIMMOE: Uganda to host global tech companies at Africa innovation meet
Uganda will host some of the world’s largest technology firms and ministers of the various African countries at the Innovation Africa Summit. The conference is expected to focus on using technology in education in Africa, with the aim of tapping lucrative government contracts to supply and manage e-learning initiatives in the sector.Firms like HP (Hewlett-Packard), Intel, Lenovo, Oracle, Canon and Samsung, among others, have already lined up to attend the conference. “We hope to see several top ICT companies coming to Uganda to showcase the latest technologies and thereafter, have several investors taking on these technologies for application in Uganda for better service delivery and economic growth,” said Mr Patrick Muinda, the assistant commissioner Communications and Information Management Unit in the Ministry of Education. Read more
MOE: ‘Local road contractors lack expertise in contract bidding’
Local road contractors miss out on contracts due to lack of bidding expertise, a ministry of Education official has said.
Ms Ethel Kyobe, the director of industrial training, said :“The bidding process is very rigorous yet our local contractors do not know how to prepare bidding documents. It needs technical know how to make an outstanding bid proposal,” Ms Kyobe. She was speaking at a road contractors workshop organised by Uganda National Association for Building and Civil Engineering.Ms Kyobe also said some engineers need to do refresher courses so as to match with the fast evolving technology. She warned that those who will not embrace technology will continue missing out on contracts.“You must be versatile with the fast improving technology. You need to recruit technical people who are well equipped with bidding and machinery abilities. This is one of the ways you can win over contracts,” she said. Mr Chris Folwell a specialist in capacity building, also member of the Crossroads Secretariat also said training workers helps to minimise site hazards. Read more
MOES: Mukono reaps from mushrooming industries
Leaders in Mukono district have appealed to the youth to take up training in vocational and technical skills that will offer them automatic employment in the mushrooming factories and businesses in the area.The leaders say Mukono, also strategically located along the Kampala-Jinja highway and near an Industrial Park in Namanve had already attracted over 30 upcoming big and medium factories that are projected to give thousands of jobs to the youth.The district council speaker,James Kunobwa, said that the district had welcomed with open hands the setting up of a technical and vocational institute at Namataba industrial area that will train many youth to acquire jobs.Kunobwa made the comments recently while meeting officials from the ministry of education and sports who toured the construction site for Namataba Technical Institute constructed with aid from the government worth shs6.2billion. The institute that is slated to open in December will offer seven courses but three have been selected for the start when it opens in January next year. They include building and concrete practice, welding and metal fabrication and motor vehicle mechanics.Read more