LISBON, Portugal – After rigorous vetting exercises, monitoring and evaluation – in addition to research and site visits, the Uganda Management Institute (UMI) has maintained its trailblazer place in higher education and training.
The Kampala based institution – with branches all over the country – has been vehemently recognised for its masters degree in Public Administration (option A) under the School of Management Science by the International Commission on Accreditation of Public Administration (ICAPA) on Monday, July 22, in Lisbon, Portugal.
This followed various engagements from the staff, students, faculty members, alumni and local stakeholders that employ them.
The UMI Director-General, Dr.James Nkata delightfully said:
“This is part of the mission of the Institute to achieve her world-class status. Very few schools of public Administration are internationally accredited. This is a first among many others of our programmes. The institute is very proud of attainment of this certification against the rigorous scrutiny of her programme by ICAPA.”
President of International Associations of Schools and Institute of Administration (IASIA), Dr. Blanor Scelza, congratulated UMI on being the first in the Eastern African region and encouraged other institutions of higher learning to emulate it.
“This is an affirmation of global quality and you have now earned a right to seat at the same table with the best schools of management in the world, among which is Rutgers University with whom you have programmes being accredited today,” remarked Blanor.
The process was initiated 2018 by Professor Gerald Kagambirwe Karyeija the dean for the department of political and administrative sciences eight years after inception in 2010 which later culminated into the visits of Rachel Emas, Join Tamale, Polya Katsamunsea and Allen Rosenbaum around March 16-22, 2019.