MUBS hosts CAPA Conference

MUBS is a member of the Commonwealth Association of Polytechnics in Africa (CAPA) and it concluded its December conference at Imperial Resort Hotel on Thursday December 11, 2014. Attend by over 200 delegates from Anglophone Africa, the conference is one of the two meetings held a year i.e May/June and November/December bringing together technical universities of higher learning, vocational and technical institutions to share experiences, benchmark on teaching and other aspects of quality education in these institutions. The December conference was held under the theme “Competitiveness based education in Africa, the role of TVETs”

The conference was opened on Monday December 8. 2014 with a research methodology training. The training is intended to empower the teachers in these institutions to be able to undertake research. The research training was attended by over 50 people from the participating countries.

In his opening remarks, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda, Ngugu Ruhakana Rugunda thanked the different participants for choosing to come to Uganda and wished them fruitful deliberations. In a speech read for him by the Minister of Education and sports, Hon. Jessica Alupo, the prime minister urged the participants to continue to uphold high quality of TVET education. The conference had over 100 papers covering different aspects of the theme and was held in different parallel sessions. The conference was closed by Prof. Mondo Kagonyera the Chancellor of Makerere University.

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