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Financial Woes force Aptech Computer School to close in Uganda after 20 years

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Aptech Computer Education has closed operations in Uganda after nearly 20 years of service.

The premier IT training and education institution commenced operations in 1999 and has since reportedly trained over 7 Million East African students. 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.

The closure comes at a time where the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the African continent causing many schools to stay closed, dooming any chances of financial backing from student tuition fees. Despite having some online classes as well, this was not enough to carry the school’s heavy financial burdens and expenses.

“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,”

said Varghese Mundamattam, the Chief Executive Director of Aptech Computer Education, Uganda.

Varghese added that the school will now be merged with ISBAT University, it’s affiliate institution that recently obtained accreditation from the Uganda National Council for Higher Education.

Through the constraints of the lockdowns in the country, the University successfully implemented digital online classes and exams for its students, ensuring continuity of its services.

With the addition of resources from the now-closed Aptech Computer Education School, Varghese believes the merger will deliver better quality in a more affordable manner by consolidating their solid academic and technical capacities.

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