UMCAT, UNESCO equips tutors with modern teaching skills


A group photo of some of the tutors With the Principal UMCAT Mrs. Okiria Harriet in Blue and Mr. Michael Bitature from UNESCO on the extreme Left.

Nakulabye based UMCAT School of journalism and mass communication has successfully trained 35 Tertiary institutions tutors with a short course in Photography, Video editing and scripting.

The 10 days intensive training workshop running October 6th – 15th 2016 for tutors from Kyambogo University, Nakawa Vocational institute and Shimoni Primary teachers’ college was intended to improve Uganda’s educational sector by using videos and photos as a teaching tool in school.

According the director of UMCAT, Mr. Ogwel Charles said, the workshop is part of the Ministry’s decision to increase teachers’ ability to use ICT to train students.

This workshop powered by United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural organization – UNESCO, has empowered the Beneficiaries with multiple skills that they vow to put in practice.


Mr. Kasirye Willy in Glasses trying conceptualize the techniques of operating a Video Camera.

“I honestly used to see these things on Television stations and wonder how those people do it, Thanks UNESCO and UMCAT for giving us this platform because I can now Capture good photos, record audio and videos and edit them myself” said Mr. Kasirye Willy a tutor From Shimon Core Primary Teachers College.

Mr. Bwambale Wesely from Nakawa Vocational Training Institute said, ‘I am not the same man who came here last week, the skills I have attained from this training have given me more confidence because someone can even carry this video or audio footage on a smart phone. This has simplified learning.’

However Mr. Michael Bitature Rujumba a representative from UNESCO says the organization is committed towards supporting the quality of education in the country.

UMCAT School of Journalism and mass communication is the leading journalism institution in Uganda that has been training professional Journalists since 1996. Offering Diploma’s, Certificates and short courses like Customer care, Media equipment training, Public speaking, speech writing, Creative writing among others.


Some of the tutors from Nakawa Vocational Training Institute learning how to Mount a Camera Lens

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