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Kyambogo University, Center for Vocational Pedagogy and Lifelong Learning

UNEVOC Centre (Uni/Research) since 1995

Kyambogo University is a relatively new University created with the main aim of promoting and advancing knowledge and development of skills in Science, Technology and Education and such other fields having regards for quality, equity, progress and transformation of society.


In pursuance of the mission of the university of advancing and promoting knowledge and development of skills in science, technology and education and in such other fields having regard to quality, equity, progress and transformation of society, the Faculty of Vocational Studies is guided by a number of strategic goals which include to:

1) provide programmes in Vocational disciplines relevant to societal needs;

2) increase technological awareness and innovations;

3) enhance transfer of technology to individuals and the community;

4) produce sufficient numbers of teachers and other personnel in vocational disciplines;

5) conduct research and publish in areas of vocational studies; and,

6) enhance research and application of vocational pedagogy.

Accordingly, as the demand for vocational courses increases, the Faculty has positioned itself to confront the challenges head through specifically developing academic programmes in vocational studies, promoting technological awareness and innovations for transfer to individuals and the community for development, training teachers of vocational subjects for schools and colleges, cultivating diligence and respect for work and the spirit of education for work in all occupations; and conducting research and publishing especially in the area of agriculture, human nutrition and dietetics, home Economics, art and design among others. Currently, the faculty is offering 19 programmes at certificates, diploma, bachelors and graduate levels. In fact, the faculty boosts of well qualified staff in diverse areas as exemplified by the number of Associate Professors.




The CeVoSLL is established on the following grounds;

Professional and vocational education known as VET (vocational education and training) covering both the technical and vocational education. Take place at vocational schools in collaboration with social partners. Vocational teacher training are included as well.

Learning / training in the workplace, focusing on how individuals learn and how individuals learning are facilitated in the world of work. Various mentoring, vocational training in companies and apprenticeships are central themes.

Lifelong learning is about educational, organizational and institutional arrangements for learning throughout life and in all life´s various contexts where among others validation of prior learning are central. (validation of prior learning competence acquired in the world of work for example). Under the label life learning, we can include adult learning as well.


Kyambogo University’s mission is To be a Centre of Academic and Professional Excellence.

Vision: To advance and promote knowledge and development of skills in Science, Technology and Education, and in such other fields having regards for quality, equity, progress and transformation of society.


The Center for Vocational Studies and Life Long Learning aims to;

- To conduct research in vocational education and Training and Lifelong learning

- To conduct research in in Vocational Teacher Education and Trainers in work related learning

- Conduct action and developmental research work in VET

- To publish and disseminate research findings

Regular tasks

- conduct training programmes for teachers and practitioners in VET

- Conduct seminars and workshops focusing on VET and work related learning

- Organise symposiums, forums and conferences with focus in VET

Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
Sharing knowledge about TVET
Primary focus
Developing knowledge
Primary focus
Developing and building capacities
Primary focus


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
Primary focus
Primary focus
Policy makers
Primary focus
Private sector
  Secondary focus

Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
Greening of TVET institutions and skills
  Interested to contribute
   Interested to learn
OER and Online Learning
  Interested to contribute
Equity of access in TVET
  Interested to contribute
Gender equality in TVET
  Interested to contribute
Fostering entrepreneurship
  Interested to contribute
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
   Interested to learn

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
Capacity development projects
Highly interested
Policy oriented projects
Highly interested
Knowledge development
Highly interested
Workshops and conferences
Highly interested

Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
Within my cluster
Highly interested
With Africa
Highly interested
With the Arab States
  Moderately interested
With Asia and the Pacific
  Moderately interested
With Europe, CIS and North America
  Moderately interested
With Latin America and the Caribbean
  Moderately interested


Kyambogo University, Center for Vocational Pedagogy and Lifelong Learning (KYU)
Plot 3 Spring Rd Kyambogo University
Ug-102 Kampala


local time now: ~03:39 ±1 hour daylight saving time

Head of UNEVOC Centre
Assoc. Prof Habib Kato
Associate Professor
Center for Vocational Studies and Life Long Learning

UNEVOC Coordinator
Christopher Serwaniko
Vocational Pedagogy

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18 May 2016
UNEVOC Centre to host vocational pedagogy symposium
Kyambogo University, in partnership with Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, will organize the second vocational pedagogy symposium, with as theme strengthening collaboration with the world of work in vocational education and training
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