ERIC Number: ED234008
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
The Achievements of the Uganda Diploma in Business Studies Course To Date. African Studies in Curriculum Development & Evaluation. No. 42.
Ekoot, Banjamin Rarakit Oluk
This paper begins with a discussion of reasons why the Uganda College of Commerce was established and how the curriculum for the Uganda Diploma in Business Studies (UDBS) was developed. A historical survey of the course development is presented, focusing on the course objectives. The achievements and non-achievements of the UDBS are analyzed, based on evidence from official college records and informal interviews with college personnel and UDBS graduates. Several conclusions about the program are noted. With the UDBS, Uganda has its own technician-level national qualification in business education independent of foreign instruction. The UDBS, a unique course in Uganda's educational system, has produced locally trained technician-level manpower for public and private commercial/industrial businesses. On the negative side, the course has not offered enough opportunities for higher professional studies, and its largest problem has been finding qualified teachers. Finally, industries have not been encouraged to participate in the training program of the College which provides the UDBS course. Recommendations are made for improvements. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kenya Inst. of Education, Nairobi.; Nairobi Univ. (Kenya).; German Agency for Technical Co-Operation, Nairobi (Kenya).; African Curriculum Organisation.
Identifiers - Location: Uganda