Uganda Institute of Banking and Financial Services Commits to Upskill Banking Sector


The Uganda institute of Banking and financial services, a leading financial institution devoted to keeping professional standards in Uganda’s banking and financial services industry has committed itself to promote digital skilling in the country.

Speaking at the side-line of the ICDL onboarding meeting that took place early this month at the institute in Kampala, the Chief Executive officer of the institution, Goretti Masadde clearly echoed her commitment to ensuring all persons that pass through the institution have benefited from the knowledge and skills offered through the ICDL programme.

“We strongly believe that we have the capacity to leverage from this great partnership we have with ICDL, and we will ensure that our members take this initiative first. We are very excited to get this running because we believe this is the right timing where everyone is seeing value in digital skilling as the new normal. We are strongly looking at our students, our partnership members, and the general public. Our staff have already gone through the assessments, and we are excited to have it rolled out across the board,” revealed Goretti Massadde, the CEO, the Uganda institute of banking and financial services.T

he Uganda Institute of Banking and Financial Services (formerly The Uganda Institute of Bankers) was established in 1990 as the training and certification body for the banking and financial services industry in Uganda. Prior to its incorporation as an autonomous entity (1967-1989), it had the status of a Local Centre of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, London (now London Institute of Banking & Finance).

Trainers getting certified

Hearts of Gold Academy Joins ICDL
Hearts of Gold Academy located just a few meters away from the city center -Mbuya T.C in Kampala, is the latest school to join ICDL this ending month. Hearts of Gold Academy that currently runs two campuses, Preschool -Daycare and primary section offers a blended local and international curriculum, with a focus on the use of the most recommended education system in the world, the Practical Life and modern audio-visual teaching aids through the use of trendy technology.

Over 25 Trainers Certified in Kampala

The rate at which the absorption of digital literacy is taking shape in Uganda is more than encouraging.

A great number of teachers are embracing digital skilling and reskilling in different centers around the country. The latest being the onboarding of over 500 teachers under the umbrella of Uganda I.T teachers Association commonly referred to as ITAU. Early this week over 25 teachers received their trainer’s certificates after attending a training of trainer’s program. The program that was spearheaded by Peter Maina, The program Manager at ICDL Africa, saw teachers from top international schools in Uganda and over four Universities undertake training. While handing over certificates to the trainers at Clarke International University, Evelyne Ayot, the Registrar reechoed the Universities commitment to enabling digital.

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