Graduates lead Uganda’s IT charge

Information technology companies and the telecommunications sector in Uganda are hopeful that a recent batch of outsourcing graduates will help bolster the country’s efforts to increase IT infrastructure and progress in the country.

Some 500 students of the Makerere University graduated with certificates in Business Process Outsourcing, a one-year course aimed at developing new outsourcing experts in Uganda.

Isaac Moami, one of the students, said that he hopes that the certificate “will give us all an opportunity to help Uganda position itself as a leader in Africa for international firms to set up stations in the country.”

The minister in charge of Information, Communication Technology (ICT) Aggrey Awori presided over the graduation ceremony held at the Faculty of ICT.

Business Process Outsourcing is the process of hiring an outside company to handle a business’ activities.

Awori applauded the graduates for taking the initiative saying it is going to “broaden their employment opportunities in the this global technological era.”

The Business Process Outsourcing is being fronted by the National Information Technology Authority Uganda, which is part of the ICT ministry.

A ministry official, who was not authorized to speak to the media, said that “outsourcing experts are a vital part of our future as a country that can draw international companies in and help make Uganda a leader in this sector.”

By Staff