Courses Catalogue

Decentralization And Local Government

COURSE CODE: DPA 1203
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Public Administration, Diploma
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

he course is designed to introduce the students to the general aspect of Decentralization and Local Government. The course explores Decentralization concepts and process as a way of creation of Local Government. It also covers a wide range of issues including this History of Local Governance in specific cases, the Local Government structures and the Legal Frameworks of Local Governance.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The course is intended to;

  • To equip students with the theories and the concepts of public management;
  • To impart analytical skills of management in the public sector; and
  • To prepare students for future involvement in public sector management and/or the management of public affairs generally 

Course Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the students should be able to;

  • Get a clear understanding of the conceptual meaning of decentralization and local government
  • To identify the necessity of local governments systems
  • To critically analyze the decentralization process and its related aspects
  • To describe the legal framework, structures and processes for Local Government Administration in Uganda.
  • Evaluate the importance of studying the course “Decentralization and Local Government”.