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Volume 1 (1) 2007

Title:The Role of Academia in Fostering Private Sector Competitiveness in ICT Development
Authors: Tom Wanyama and Venansius Baryamureeba
Published: ©IJCIR Vol1 (1) 2007, PP. 58-67
Language: English


Abstract:
This paper presents the prerequisite to producing computing graduates who have the skills required to fostering private sector competitiveness in information and communications technology development. Furthermore, the paper discusses the steps the Faculty of Computing and Information Technology at Makerere University, has taken to ensure that our graduates are of high quality and have the computing skills needed by the private sector and other potential employers. Finally, the paper presents the issues that need to be addressed, so to ensure sustainable private sector competitiveness in information and communications technology development. View full Article

General Terms: Information and communication technology, Computing, Collaboration
Additional Key Words and Phrases: Curriculum development, Academia, Private Sector, Public Sector, Information and communication technology Competitiveness
Categories and Subject Descriptors: K.3.2 [Computers and Education]: Computer and Information Science education— Curriculum; K.4.2. [Computers and Society]—Social Issues—employment; K.4.3. [Computers and Society]—Organizational Impacts—employment K.3.m [Computers and Society]—Miscellaneous-Accreditation and Computer literacy.