KIU, Main Campus - On Wednesday, May 18th, 2022, Kampala International University signed a collaboration agreement with Chonqing Jianzhu College, Henan Open University (Zhengzhou Vocational College of Information Technology), Tianjin Zhongwu Education Technology Co Ltd all in China, and Sunmaker Oil and Gas Training Institute in Uganda for China-Africa TVET Joint Education Program.
The agreement allows KIU to offer 3 years of advanced diploma programmes developed by KIU and Chinese colleges jointly in the following areas:
- Road and Bridge Engineering Technology with the Institute of Transportation and Municipal Engineering from Chongqing Jianzhu College
- Computer Application Technology and Automobile Inspection & Maintenance, both from Henan Open University and Tianjin Zhongwu Education Technology Co Ltd.
According to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mouhamad Mpezamihigo, “With this collaboration, we are going to partner and develop curricula together, train and equip students. We also have staff and student exchange. This will lead to mutual benefit between KIU as the leading private university in Uganda”
“We are very happy as the coordinator to bring the partnership between these Chinese Colleges and KIU. We are hoping that in the future, we can get more international collaboration to help train the Ugandan talents” said Cathy Gong, Chinese, the Project Manager of Sunmaker.
Students will be awarded advanced diplomas from Chinese colleges without going to study in China, and the best 3-5 students in each program will get a scholarship to complete their degree programs in China. In addition to these, the student will have the opportunity to learn the Chinese Language and get an internship or employment opportunities in Chinese enterprises in Uganda or across the region.