BPO training for Ugandan students

NITA-U, in partnership with the Government of Egypt, has announced a new round of BPO training for Ugandan students.

Following the call for applications and interviews for BPO Training by the National IT Authority (NITA-U) and Makerere University College of Computing and Information Sciences, students have been selected to undergo the training.

The selected students are required to  pick their admission letters from the College of Computing (Block A Level 5, PSD Offices) as soon as possible and are required to register by 11th of February 2013 and training will be commencing on 25th of February  2013.

The purpose of this training is to share Egyptian expertise in training and qualifying skills for the BPO industry.

The Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Industry is one of the key areas Government of Uganda has identified as a long-term solution to addressing issues of unemployment amongst educated youths as well as to increase investment in area of Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES).

NITA-U is tasked with the duty to develop basic BPO infrastructure, brand and market Uganda as a preferred BPO destination and improve BPO governance structures and frameworks to stimulate private sector activities.

NITA-U also ensures continuous capacity building and training such as these with Makerere University to host training programmes with the help of foreign expertise to ensure that the youth of Uganda are trained with required skills to undertake jobs both at national and international level.

A 250 seater BPO incubation centre at Statistics House in Kampala that was set up by NITA-U is operational with most of the trained students from the 1st BPO training employed as BPO agents.

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