Date of promulgation:
2005 No. 79. The Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions (Establishment of Uganda Institute of Information and Communications Technology) Instrument, 2005
(Under sections 75(2) and 76 of the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act, 2001,
Act No. 7 of2001)
In exercise of the powers conferred on the Minister responsible for education by sections 75(2) and 76 of the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act, 2001, and on the advice of the National Council for Higher Education, this Instrument is made this 19th day of October, 2005.
This Instrument may be cited as the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions (Establishment of Uganda Institute of Information and Communications Technology) Instrument, 2005.
In this Instrument, unless the context otherwise requires—
"Act" means the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act, 2001;
"National Council” means the National Council for Higher Education.
- Establishment of Institute
(1) There is established a public tertiary institution to be known as the Uganda Institute of Information and Communications Technology, in this instrument referred to as the Institute.
(2) The main campus of the Institute shall be located in Kampala District in the area specified in Schedule 1 to this Instrument.
- Object of the Institute
The object of the Institute is to provide education and training in all fields relating to the communications sector, including postal services, telecommunications services, electronics and computer engineering.
- Functions of the Institute
The functions of the Institute are—
- to train and conduct courses, seminars and workshops, and to create
public awareness of the communications sector;
- to provide diploma and pre-diploma courses of study and training in
fields of applied learning and research, including—
- diploma in telecommunication engineering;
- diploma in computer engineering;
- diploma in information technology for science;
- diploma in information technology for business;
- diploma in project planning and management;
- diploma in business administration;
- diploma in records and archives management;
- diploma in human resource management;
- diploma in secretarial studies;
- pre-diploma in telecommunication engineering;
- pre-diploma in computer engineering;
- pre-diploma in business administration;
- to arrange and organise conferences, seminars, workshops and study
groups in its fields of operation;
- to direct and advise the public in matters relating to communications and
to conduct educational programs relating to communications;
- to design, construct and develop educational and other materials and
equipment related to the communications sector;
- to conduct examinations and award certificates to candidates who
complete the prescribed courses of study and where necessary, to revoke such awards;
- to do all things incidental or conducive to the attainment of the object of
the Institute as may appear to the Institute to be capable of being conveniently carried on to the benefit of the Institute;
- to perform such other functions as may be directed by the Minister on the
advice of the National Council in the promotion of higher education.
- Governing Council of Institute
(1) There shall be established a Governing Council for the Institute, in accordance with section 77 of the Act.
- The members of the Governing Council, other than those specified in section 77(2) (e) (g) and (h) of the Act, shall be appointed in consultation with, and with the approval of the Uganda Communications Commission established by the Uganda Communications Act.
- Vision and mission of the Institute
The vision and mission of the Institute shall be as specified in Schedule 2 to this Instrument.
LOCATION OF MAIN CAMPUS OF THE UGANDA INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
The main campus of the Institute is to be located at Plot 9-21, Old Port Bell Road, registered in the names of Uganda Communications Commission, in the area where the former Uganda Posts and Telecommunications Training School was located.
VISION AND MISSION OF THE UGANDA INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION AND communication TECHNOLOGY
Vision of the Institute
The vision of the Institute is to be a leading center of excellence, supporting information and communication technology enabling human development in Uganda and beyond.
Mission of the Institute
The mission of the Institute is to provide high quality market driven and sustainable training, research and consultancy services that support the information and communication technology sector.
GERALDINE NAMIREMBE BITAMAZIRE, Minister of Education and Sports.