|Approval Date||21 Nov 2012|
|Signature Date||05 Jul 2013|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2019|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Mar 2020|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||11420|
The Support to Higher Education, Science and Technology (HEST) Project aims to contribute to building Uganda’s human capital skills development capacity—particularly in education, science and technology—to respond to labor market demands and spur productivity nationally. The project is aligned to the country’s National Development Plan 2010/2011–2014/2015 that aims at making Uganda an industrialized economy in 2025 through the provision of higher level skills. The strategic outcomes of the project are access to HEST and information and communication technology (ICT) for delivery of HEST and improved quality and relevance of HEST in target public universities and degree-awarding tertiary institutions, leading to stronger links to the productive sector. The total cost of the project is UA 74.44 million, and it will be implemented over a five-year period.
The sector goal is to contribute to building Uganda’s human capital through HEST and skills development in order to respond to labor market demands and spur productivity. The objective of the project is to improve equitable access, quality and relevance of skills training and research leading to job creation and self-employment.
The proposed project will benefit about 40,000 high school students graduating annually. These will be the students eligible for admission to GoU tertiary institutions countrywide, together with a postgraduate community of 1,800 in the HEIs. The project will expand and improve the quality of delivery at HEST at five operational public universities (MUK with student enrollment of 40,000; KYU 27,000; MUST 3,700; BU 2,500; GU 4,000) and two strategic degree-awarding institutions (UMI with enrollment of 5,000, and MUBS 13,600), and the new Muni University in the West Nile region, which would enroll about 3,000 by 2018 into centers with improved learning environment. An average of 35% of the enrollments listed are female. The project would also enable the university community in the eight institutions to have access to ICT for education and information management, making them better suited for employment globally. Other beneficiaries of the project include the families of all students, the teaching staff and prospective employers. The families of students who succeed in completing their studies in the TI’s will have enhanced their possibilities of increased lifetime earnings.
African Development Fund
Government Of Uganda
Ministry of Education
|Last Update||05 Dec 2022|
|Name||OGWANG Peter Lawrence|