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UTAMU Operationalises Vocational School


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prescription geneva;”>The senate acknowledged the significance of the new school which was presented by the Director for Engagement, Research and Innovation, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Florence Tushabe on Tuesday, June 17 at UTAMU Head office on Twed Towers during the UTAMU Senate meeting.

According to Tushabe, the School’s main mandate is to coordinate and manage vocational training in institutions that UTAMU is partnering with in the implementation of professional and vocational education in Uganda.

“The School will also be running diploma programmes, professional programmes, short course trainings, vocational studies and access programs among others”, Tushabe noted.

The UTAMU Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Jude Lubega, also presented the UTAMU Graduate School proposal, an idea that was highly welcomed by the Senate members.

The UTAMU Graduate School will mainly coordinate and manage all graduate training and research at UTAMU. While it is yet to be operationalized, the school has already received a green light from senate.

The UTAMU Senate has 15 members and is headed by the UTAMU Vice Chancellor Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba.

It is the supreme governing body in the academic matters of UTAMU. Subject to the powers of Council, Senate’s role is to promote, oversee and regulate the teaching and research work of the University.

Notable members of the Senate who were present at the meeting included Prof. Baryamureeba, Dr. Robert Rutaagi, Dr. Marting Kalibala, Dr. Nassan Tandekwire and Dr. Geoffrey Bakunda. Others present included Assoc. Prof. Dr. Florence Tushabe, Prof. Jude Lubega, Dr. Johnson Mwebaze and Assoc. Prof. John Ngubiri.


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