The training which took place on 06th October, 2018 from Kyambogo Central Teaching Facility (CTF) was organized by the Guild committee of Information, Mobilization and Transportation lead by Hon. Aribarema Rogers and facilitated by the Directorate of Information, Communication and Technology Services (DICTS) of Kyambogo University, purposely to equip the guild leaders and class coordinators with the necessary skills required to use e-Kampus system and AIMS – a students’ records management systems for all public universities more effectively.
The skills acquired by the students’ leaders will in turn be passed onto the fellow students and the entire university community to enhance easy and quick access to the individual academic information which include payments, results and more.
While thanking the attendees and the organizing committee, Hon Aribarema argued them to work tirelessly and pass on the information and skills they would acquire to the whole students fraternity in order to have the entire university community benefit.
Hon Aribarema Rogers Minister of Information, Mobilization and Transportation
The Senior Administrative Assistant- Dean of Students office, Mr. Kasuti David while addressing the gathering, appreciated the commendable work done by coordinators in disseminating the information from the Guild and the University Management to the students’ community. “It has helped in putting students to order and enabled us to produce employable graduates from Kyambogo.” He said.
Senior Administrative Assistant- Dean of Students office Mr Kasuti David
He also reminded the coordinators on his request for them to create a forum in which they can address their concerns.
Mr. Kasuti also argued the students to get lead of the offline culture and become ICT enabled as per the purpose of the training at hand. Understand the bureaucracy in the university offices and don’t get frustrated by the existing procedures in the different offices but work to improve them. He added.
The academic Registrar representative and Senior Asst. Academic Registrar Mrs. Estheri Sekasi as a result of the training assumed further decline in the lining up of students on various offices to get payment reference numbers and carrying on central registration process.
Senior Asst. Academic Registrar- Ag Deputy Registrar Admissions Mrs. Estheri Sekasi
She also argued students to always register on time to enable them do their exams without any interruption.
Dr. Okuonzi John –Director ICTS
While addressing the attendees, the Director DICTS Dr. John Okuonzi, revealed that 90% of the directorate workers are former students of the very university and indicated that the Kyambogo 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 then their lecturer.
He further revealed how the government of Uganda is benchmarking the e-Kampus system and facilitating the former students of University to create the now AMIS in order to manage students records in all public universities of Uganda.
Dr. Okuonzi added that, both the directorate and the University management are aiming at enabling self-service for all ICT services that includes; Self-registration after verification, Getting a payment reference number, Viewing students marks, and Enrollment.
“We are also working on bringing the ICT services closer to students.” He added, terming it “Getting services in your hands” and uttered the current services under development among include;
- 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.
Later, the training was started by Mr. Kiyimba Geofrey together with the students who participated in the hands on training and Coordinated by Dr. Okuonzi.