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CoCIS MEETS WITH THE PSC TEAM

16 November 2017
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College Management headed by the Principal Prof. Tonny Oyana together with his team comprised of Dr. Florence Kivunike (Head, DISS), Mr. Ezra Mwesigwa (Systems Administrator), Mr. Richard Kananura (Custodian), Ms. Liliane Ayebare (Ag. Head, CiPSD) and Mr. Elwana Tom Vok (Accountant) met with officials from the Ministry of Public Service Commission (PSC) led by Mr. Richard Enyomu (HR Commissioner), Ms. Nafula Claire (Senior Information Scientist), Mr. Muzaale Paul (Principal Assistant Secretary), and Mr. Esau Matsiko (Senior Selection Systems Development Officer).

Dr. Kivunike welcomed the PSC team to the College and was happy to receive them and looked forward to working with them. Mr. Enyomu then highlighted the fact that, PSC recruits on behalf of the government but of recent due to high unemployment rates in Uganda the PSC has had challenges during their recruitment exercises. One of the key challenges he mentioned, was managing the selection process due to the high number of applicants who apply for the few advertised positions.  As a result, the PSC has continuously approached the College of Computing and IS to assist with this endeavor since it has the capacity in terms of infrastructure (Computers, Computer Labs, internet connection), and conducive facilities.

During the meeting the College agreed to host the scheduled PSC interview for January 2018 while the PSC team consulted on issues to do with ICT Security, the status of ICT equipment and software, duration of the exercise, testing of the IT systems, and cost implications.
In closing, the two teams discussed signing of an MOU in the future and scheduled accordingly for additional meetings to ensure a successful exercise come January 2018.     

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