UMU launches a range of new creative programmes
Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) has launched sixteen new programmes, adding to a range of creative Postgraduate and undergraduate courses, designed to cater to the public needs. The launch was graced by guest speakers from New Vision Uganda, Association of the Religious in Uganda, Kentalis International Foundations, Uganda Export Promotions Board, Association of Real Estate Agents of Uganda, Kyambogo University and Uganda National Association for the Deaf.
While unveiling the new courses at the Main Campus Nkozi on Tuesday 6th November 2018, Associate Professor Dr. Michael Mawa, who is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Affairs announced that the new 16 programmes include; Doctor of Philosophy in Agro-ecology and Food Systems, Master of Arts in Microfinance Management, Bachelor of International Business Management, Bachelor of Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Bachelor of Real Estate Management, Bachelor of Science in Development Economics, Bachelor of Science in Economics and Natural Resources Management, Bachelor of Transport and Logistics Management, Postgraduate Diploma in Education.
Others are; Bachelor of Early Childhood Development Education, Bachelor of Inclusive Deaf Education (Arts and Sciences), Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Bachelor of Science in Economics and Statistics, Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication, Bachelor of Arts in Fashion and Textile Design, Diploma in Transformative Education and Faith.
In her remark, Dr Maria Brons, Manager for International Knowledge Exchange at Royal Dutch Kentalis in the Netherlands encouraged universities in Uganda to bridge the challenge of language barrier by including specialised education and care for people who are deaf.
“You cater for the people who are hard of hearing, deaf-blind, who do have the speech-language disorder, are multiply handicapped or facing autism spectrum disorder. We’re happy to share our support with UMU and we pledge to help more other tertiary institutions to link all communication gaps among the people,” she said.