Aptech Computer Education, a premier technology training institution has closed down operations in Uganda after 20 years of existence, the Daily Express confirms.
The decision to dissolve the institution was reached was passed by its governing body and endorsed by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE).
According to Aptech founder, who is also a former World Bank Advisor, Mr. Varghese Mundamattam, the school was heavily dependent on the financial support of promoters and the covid-19 pandemic impact has financially hit the operations thus.
“The Operation of Aptech was not making any economic sense for more than two years and was heavily dependent on the financial support of promoters,” he said.
Mr. Mundamattam also disclosed that the school will now be merged with ISBAT University, its affiliate institution which will deliver the same training in both academic and technical capacities.
“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,” he added.
Aptech commenced its operations in Uganda in the year 1999 and over the years has trained over 17,000 students in East Africa.
The institution boasts of more than 7 million graduates spanning across 52 countries including Uganda on five continents and has played a pivotal role in helping individuals and organizations adapt to the changing requirements of a knowledge-driven world.
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, their content development conformed to SCORM 2000 standards.