As the pandemic rages on, leaving uncertainty in its path, the devastating effects that have resulted are quite evident. From the business perspective, companies that have thrived for years have been put at their knees as they failed to recover from the consequences of the covid-19 pandemic.
One of the most prestigious and renowned IT-based training institutes, Aptech Uganda will be closing after 20 years of operating. Aptech is a Global Learning Solutions Company with a presence spanning 52 countries including Uganda, across five continents.
Citing financial challenges brought about by the pandemic according to TechJaja, the company has decided to close. The founder Varghese Mundamattam, a former World Bank Advisor attached to Uganda opened the institution at a time of dire need, and over the period of the last over two decades, the institution offered the best services to Ugandans as we see several of them are placed in highly paid positions in Uganda and abroad.
“The operation of Aptech was not making any economic sense for the last over two years and was heavily dependent on promoters financial support, and moreover, a strategic decision had to be taken to sustain our best services to the country and the stakeholders felt that the best option is to extend our university (ISBAT University) services that could deliver better quality in a more affordable manner by consolidating our solid academic and technical capacities,” said Mundamattam.
Aptech Uganda’s journey
Aptech has played a crucial role in helping individuals and organizations adapt to the changing requirements of a knowledge-driven world, with evidence to show for its enormous success attained throughout the years of its existence, the company has trained over 7 million individuals to date.
Aptech commenced its operations in Uganda in the year 1999 and over the years has trained over 17,000 students in East Africa. Our students across the world are mostly employed in Fortune 500 companies globally.
Aptech was the first IT Training and Education Organization in Asia to receive the ISO 9001:2000 certification for Education Support Services and is also certified under ISO 27001. Also, our content development conforms to SCORM 2000 standards.
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A product of Clarke International University, tech company Laboremus Uganda, and NGO Fontes Foundation Refactory Uganda was founded as a program to develop software development skills tailored to make youth job-ready.
It works towards bridging the “skills gap” between what schools and universities teach and what employers need in the ICT sector.
Refactory offers a comprehensive nine-month program that will give university graduates the skillsets required to lift the quality of the Ugandan tech sector. It also has a vacist program where it introduces high school graduates or holidaymakers to foundational software development skills.