When talking at the Huawei’s sensible training options for Africa exhibition in Johannesburg, South Africa on April 9th, 2022, the Condition Minister for Larger Training, Hon. JC Muyingo explained that Uganda shall under no circumstances once more shut its instruction establishments mainly because of a pandemic owing to technological progression.
“With the instruction answers I have observed at the Huawei exhibition corridor, never again shall we close our education and learning institutions for the reason that of a pandemic,” explained Muyingo in his keynote speech.
Although addressing the audience that experienced dignitaries this sort of as the Minister of Interaction and Electronic systems of South Africa Hon. Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, the Lasting Secretary of the Ministry of instruction Tanzania Hon. Eliamani Sedoyeka, Huawei Southern Africa President Mr. Chen Leo, and Director UNESCO Regional Office environment for Southern Africa Prof. Lidia Arthur Brito —JC Muyingo observed that the Covid-19 Pandemic offered the education sector with profound difficulties, primarily in acquiring countries like Uganda.
“15 million learners in Uganda had been out of faculty for two many years, and our training sector, like most international locations all-around the world, was pressured to rethink the shipping and delivery of education and learning,” suggests Muyingo. “We were being absolutely well prepared for the move to on the net education and learning shipping, a major lesson we learned and now aggressively addressing as a result of a electronic agenda system.”
Muyingo also pointed out that the federal government of Uganda is dedicated to upscaling and mainstreaming ICT in the supply of instruction as a measure to aid not only enhanced shipping and make ongoing learning additional exciting, but also to prepare for any eventualities in the foreseeable future.
He famous that the Ministry of Schooling and Athletics is functioning with the National Council of Better Education and learning (NCHE) and Better Institutions of Finding out to accredit engineering initiatives for extended-length discovering and good education and learning options.
“We asked for our NCHE to function with our universities and accredit them to function by Open and Length e-Discovering,” Muyingo describes. “Not all were in a position to function during the Covid-19 lockdown, but lots of started creating their capability to give on the web finding out and to date, they have adopted and operated a multi-pronged approach to educating and studying.” He concludes by stating, “I see an prospect right here for capacity setting up, and I ask for all of us in this article to come jointly, share suggestions and make the most effective use of this innovation and experience to strengthen our chances of achievement for use of digital solutions now, and for any long run disruptions of learning in our respective countries”
Muyingo thanked Huawei Systems for supporting digitalization efforts in Uganda generally, and additional particularly for the assistance to the ICT initiatives concentrating on the training sector. “With the wide working experience that Huawei has made above the decades, I am self-assured that this partnership can support us to find more revolutionary methods to these issues that we are dealing with.”
JC Muyingo also attended the Huawei ICT Level of competition Sub-Saharan Africa awards ceremony in which he awarded three Uganda College students from Makerere College who emerged in the first place in Huawei ICT Levels of competition Sub Saharan Africa 2021 acquiring overwhelmed 19 International locations and 36 teams across Africa.
President Museveni in his tweet produced on April 10th, 2022 wrote “I congratulate the Makerere College pupils for winning the Huawei ICT Opposition for Sub Saharan Africa acquiring beaten 19 Countries & 36 groups. I contact upon you to use these capabilities to innovate and develop work for yourselves & other individuals & would like you luck in the world wide competitions.’
President Museveni emphasised the government’s determination to exploring solutions for revitalizing & strengthening Specialized, Vocational Training, and Training (TVET) to present need-pushed skills underneath the Skilling Uganda program that he released in 2012 and the TVET Coverage accredited by Cabinet in 2019.
President Museveni even more stated the Nationwide Development Approach III provides priority to techniques development & digital transformation as a person of the critical drivers of successful human capital development.
“I thank our Chinese close friends, Huawei for this skilling system and appear ahead to its growth to contain additional of our youth,” he concluded in his remarks.
Makerere University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe also in a tweet congratulated the Ugandan workforce and mentioned, “Uganda’s flag was elevated substantial all over again as Makerere College received the Huawei continental ICT levels of competition, at a grand finale celebration that was held in South Africa.” “I congratulate the group on this fantastic representation.”
Throughout the award ceremony, Huawei also introduced its LEAP competencies improvement program to aid advance the ICT abilities of a lot more than 100,000 individuals throughout the Sub-Saharan Africa region inside of 3 yrs.
The LEAP software, which stands for Management, Employability, Improvement, and Opportunities, is aimed at fostering much better digital leadership and a qualified ICT workforce, building a electronic expertise pool, and endorsing electronic literacy amid citizens. It involves a vast vary of activities spanning from ICT schooling and certification classes to govt electronic capacity setting up and ICT competencies competitions.