Kyambogo University DICTS, Guild Leaders and Class Coordinators Training On Aims, e-Kampus And the Integration
The training was Organised by the Guild committee of Information, Mobilization and Transportation – Headed by the Mister of the same Hon Aribarema Rogers.
The same was facilitated by the Directorate of Information, Communication and Technology Services.
On the pananel
Dr. Okuonzi John –Director ICTS
Mrs. Estheri Sekasi – Senior Asst. Academic Registrar
Mr. Kasuti David – Senior Administrative Assistant- Dean of Students office
Mr. Kiyimba Geofrey – e-Kampus Team Member
Hon Mbabazi Allan was the coordinator and MC.
In attendance were the staff of DICTS, Guild President and Ministers, GRCs and the class coordinators
The Programme Coordinator called on the;
GRC for Coordinators, Hon. Nerima Patricia to give some remarks.
The representative of the coordinators gave her message in which she requested the coordinators to register with her for easy of communication. She concluded her message with a verse from the bible 1st Cor 13:2-13 that emphasizes love.
Guild Minister of Information, Mobilization and Transportation- Hon Aribarema Rodgers
The Guild Minister commended the members in attendance for the good turn up and thanked the members of the organizing committee.
He also mentioned that he was able to organise the training with the collaboration from:
- Office of the Dean of Students
- Office of the Academic Registrar and
- Directorate of ICTS
The minister also addressed the fellow leaders and asked them to work tirelessly to pass on the information and the skills they would attained to the whole students fraternity.
Senior Administrative Assistant- Dean of Students office Mr Kasuti David
Mr. Kasuti after saluting the members in attendance, talked about and emphasized the commendable work that is done by coordinators in disseminating information to the student’s body from the Guild and the University Top Management which has helped to put students to order and help to produce employable graduates from Kyambogo.
He also reminded the coordinators on his request for them to create a forum in which they would address their concerns. Furthermore, he emphasized the need for the students to go off the line and get online as per the purpose of the training at hand. He advised the student coordinators to understand the bureaucracy in the university offices and not get frustrated by the existing procedures in the different offices but work to improve them.
Senior Asst. Academic Registrar- Ag Deputy Registrar Admissions Mrs. Estheri Sekasi
The registrar conveyed greetings from the Academic Registrar whom she had represented in the occasion. She went ahead to commend the organizers on the job well done and initiating such a training –the first of its kind.
On the matters of the training at hand the registrar predicted further reduced lining up as students learn to use the AIMS. In her closing remarks, the registrar emphasized the need for students to timely register and get ready to do exams with not interactions. She also reminded students to go and take photos for freshers – a process that was on going at the time.
Director DICTS – Dr. Okuonzi John
The director thanked the members on the panel for their important collaborations and contributions right from e-Kampus and now to the AMIS. He also emphasized his allegiance and commitment to the students’ body and revealed that over 90% of the employees in the Directorate he heads are former and or students of Kyambogo University and the University produces the best.
The director explained the birth of the e-Kampus system having been a Kyambogo Students project that was supported by the University Management and himself who was their lecturer at the start.
He further revealed to the gathering on how the government of Uganda had benchmarked the e-Kampus system and facilitated the former students of Kyambogo to create the now AMIS in order to manage students records in all the public universities in the country.
The Director also mentioned that the DICTS and the University Management was aiming to enable self-service for all ICT services that include:
- Self-registration after verification,
- Getting a payment reference number
- Viewing students marks
He went further to reveal the facilities that the DICTS and the University are still working on to bring the students services closer to them and he also dubbed the training; “Getting services in your hands” In that direction, Dr. Okuonzi also mentioned the facilities in development that included;
- An android App for AIMS
- USSD code link for requesting a reference number without internet.
- Introduction of mobile money payments
- Mobile App to take instant photos for the portal.
The training was them started by Mr. Kiyimba Geofrey and Coordinated by Dr. Okuonzi. This was together with the students who participated in the hands on training.
The Guild Presedent was able to spare a few minutes to close the training.
Complied by the Asst. Information Technology Officer Media and Web Services MUGWANYA NASSER
Facilitated by the DICTS