On 28th February and 1st .march 2019, all roads will lead to YMCA comprehensive institute Buwambo campus for the institution’s 21st graduation ceremony. These graduands will be awarded bachelor’s degrees, diplomas and certificates in various professions.
The 21st graduation is unique because the university will be passing out Pioneer Bachelor’s degree students, who will graduate with a bachelor’s of Business Administration, Catering and Hospitality Management, Information Technology, Secretarial and Administrative Studies, industrial art and design respectively. It will be yet another grand milestone for the Institution, which is widely revered for its enormous contribution to national, regional, continental and global development.
As YMCA comprehensive institute prepares to record yet another great achievement, it is important for the country to remember with gratitude the important events that led to the inception and subsequent development of this unique institution.
GENESIS OF YMCA COMPREHENSICE INSTITUTE (YCI)
YMCA comprehensive institute was started in 1986 to prepare and equip the youths (especially the vulnerable students) in vocational and technical skills programs. Since that time (1986) to date, the Institute has steadily continued to educate this category of clientele for Uganda and the world at large. The institution has since then positioned itself as a significant player in the socio-economic transformation of the country.
This has been achieved by:
YMCA comprehensive institute focuses on vocational and technical programs offered at Certificate, Diploma level which are apparently at a higher demand in society by the youths against a background of strong stigma and belief that has been hitherto harbored by society for a long time that vocational training was for the academically less endowed people. The trend is now fast changing in favor of vocational and technical training. The breakthrough registered in this area has seen YMCA Comprehensive Institute accredited by NCHE (national council of Higher Education) as other Degree Awarding Institute (ODAI) in 2014 to offer the degree programs in these disciplines that include: Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Catering and Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Information Technology, Bachelor of Secretarial and Administrative Studies, to satisfy the overwhelming demand and aspirations by the youths and other stakeholders to receive the vocational and technical skills at an advanced (degree) level.
The institution has managed achieve so much in a record time that includes: