In a strive to archive the 2040 digital vision of the Ugandan government, MTN Uganda and Belgian Development Agency have handed a fully furnished ICT training laboratory to Uganda Technical College, kyema, Masindi as a way of improving Digital skills and ICT learning.
It comes at a time when the Ugandan government has set the 2040 digital vision which looks at using digital innovations in multiple sectors to help archive goals of universal inclusion, economic progress and poverty eradicated.
The multi million facility that costed about 297 millions comes with a 10- computer lab with Also a power stabilizer, uninterrupted power supply and four batteries. It also has a one year high speed internet connectivity and with the computer themselves having over 30 how to videos that will teach students various skills like videography.
This is the second phase of the Enabel-MTN partnership under the vocational institution program. Other institutions that have benefited from this program are Hoima Millennium Business school and Kasese youth polytechnic. The first phase which was in 2018, benefited institutions like Amelo Technical institute located in Adjumani district, St Simon Peter Vocational training center in Hoima District, and St. Daniel Comboni Polytechnic in Moroto district.
As MTN Uganda, we recognize our incredible responsibility to ensure that no one is Left behind in the profound inclusion to a digital future. We know that access to affordable communication has the power to change lives and bridge the inequalities and this is why we focus on increasing access, particularly in vocational education educational institutions.
Mr. Andrew Tusubira, the head of commercial at MTN Uganda emphasized.
He also pointed out that ICT labs in vocational institutions can Also help in improving skills due to the increased access to new techniques.
ICTs have become part of educational practice globally in the technical and vocational training institutions to offer appropriate skills that resonate with the changes in the labour market.
Mr Owilli Robert Abia, the Masindi district deputy CAO emphasized.
UTC offers various courses at diploma level including mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, water engineering, civil engineering, and architecture both on government and private sponsorship schemes.