The Ministry of Education and Sports has contracted the MFI document Solutions Limited to provide ICT equipment, worth over 4.7 billion shillings to support ICT upgrade at Four Technical Colleges and 12 Vocational Training Institutions (VTIs) in the country.
The world bank funded project is meant to support the skilling Uganda strategic program which is looking at four centers of excellence including Bukalasa, Lira, Bushenyi and Elgon technical colleges and their networking VTIs.
“The project is intended to help transform the way we do training in this country to have competence based curriculum which is determined by the industry. The industry tells us the kind of skills that they need so that the people who leave our colleges can employ themselves or can be employed” says Alex Kakoza the permanent Secretary Ministry of Education and Sports.
While signing the contract at the ministry of education headquarters this morning, Kakoza urged the contractors to deliver quality equipment in the specified time.
“We expect that we shall get good quality equipment because we sometimes get challenges with delivery of equipment especially ICT where we get equipment that malfunction shortly after it has been installed or doesn’t meet the capacity” Kakoza emphasized.
Sanjay Kumar Rai the director ICT at MFI document solutions Limited assured the ministry of delivery of quality equipment with a warranty of between one and three years.
The equipment include office ICT and conference equipment and their accessories for the four colleges and their networking VTIs.