UKETA, an online Learning platform has partnered with Ibanda University to enhance an alliance aimed at extending the skylines of soft skills education to both students and lecturers within the University.
According to Daudi Bitature, Sales Operational Analyst, UKETA Learning platform, the aim of this partnership is to empower the academic community at Ibanda University by providing cost-effective access to a comprehensive array of soft skills courses.
The courses are organized by experts in business, finance, and education, which will prepare them for success in various professional spheres.
“Collaborating on this joint venture is bound to make a significant impact on the employability, entrepreneurial, and personal development skills of the students. Let’s work together to make sure this dream becomes a reality,” said Bitature.
Christopher Banura, Assistant Dean, Ibanda University, said students should possess not just academic coursework, but also essential soft skills to enhance their attractiveness to potential employers after completing their university studies.
“This partnership ensures the provision of practical skills aligned with their academic subjects, which they can apply beyond their educational years. This pivotal decision aims to seamlessly integrate the courses into the student’s learning journey, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and skill enhancement,” said Banura.
The meeting which was attended by over 15 people, entailed breakdowns of various strategies for seamlessly integrating these essential courses into Ibanda University’s existing curriculum.
Emphasis was also placed on creating a hybrid learning experience, ensuring inclusivity by catering to individuals without ready access to electronic devices and data bundles.
This collaboration between UKETA Learning and Ibanda University marks a significant stride toward equipping the academic community with the tools they need to excel not only in their chosen fields but also in their personal and professional growth.
UKETA Learning platform was launched this year in April and it offers a user-friendly and interactive environment, with features such as video lessons, quizzes, practical assignments, and community forums that facilitate peer-to-peer learning and collaboration. The platform is accessible via smartphones making learning flexible.