Uganda has just launched an aviation school, Entebbe International University (EIU).
Without a doubt the institution will help improve aviation services and operations in Uganda. By extension the school will particularly help in boosting international trade.
The first, Uganda Aviation School, is a private enterprise launched in 2014 in Kampala.
With a second in the country, aviation just got better in Uganda.
On employment, the newly opened university will create jobs for Ugandans. The range of working age in Uganda is between 15-64 years. Statistics show that Ugandan universities produce as much as 40 000 graduates. Sadly the labor market can only absorb 10 000 of them.
With this situation the best bet for the unemployed Ugandans is to embrace skill acquisition and entrepreneurship.
The establishment of the school will help to mitigate the number of unemployed in the country.
Lt Gen Ivan Koreta, The EIU chairman Board of Trustees, had this to say:
“The university seeks to close the existing unemployment gap through moving in line with its vision of becoming the national and international centre of excellence in strategic and technological studies.”
“This institution is here to contribute to East African Community’s job creation effort.”
Koreta shared his optimism on job creation from EUI during the institution’s first Conference of Partners held at Imperial Royale in Kampala.
EIU is expected to provide standard aviation training in areas of piloting, cabin crew training, customer care management services and other aviation related disciplines.
Entebbe International University (EIU) was incorporated in November 2010. In 2016, the aviation school was censored by Uganda National Council for Higher Education and granted the license to operate.
EIU just broadened the opportunity for aviation enthusiast who require skills for growth.
So much good is hoped to come out of this establishment – tech advancement, job creation, improved aviation quality and international relations.
Already there have been indications of partnerships with the tech-academic institution.