ICT in Education


The term 21st century skills refers to a broad set of knowledge, skills, work habits, and character traits that are believed—by educators, school reformers, college professors, employers, and others—to be critically important to success in today’s world, particularly in collegiate programs and contemporary careers and workplaces. Generally speaking, 21st century skills can be applied in all academic subject areas, and in all educational, career, and civic settings throughout a student’s life. The following list provides a brief illustrative overview of the knowledge, skills, work habits, and character traits commonly associated with 21st century skills:

  • Critical thinking, problem solving, reasoning, analysis
  • Research skills and practices, interrogative questioning
  • Creativity, artistry, curiosity, imagination, innovation, personal expression
  • Perseverance, self-direction, planning, self-discipline, adaptability, initiative
  • Oral and written communication, public speaking and presenting, listening
  • Leadership, teamwork, collaboration, cooperation
  • ICT literacy, media and internet literacy, data interpretation and analysis, computer programming
  • Civic, ethical, and social-justice literacy
  • Economic and financial literacy, entrepreneurialism
  • Global awareness, multicultural literacy, humanitarianism
  • Scientific literacy and reasoning, the scientific method
  • Health and wellness literacy, including nutrition, diet, exercise, and public health and safety
  • National ICT Policy – Ministry of ICT & National Guidance

    The National ICT Policy 2014 is aimed at supporting the realization of the national vision. The broad policy objectives of the national ICT policy are to;

  • Build a knowledge based human capital
  • Promote innovation in economic and social systems
  • Expand ICT infrastructure and its integration throughout the country
  • Deepen utilization of ICT services by government, private sector, Non-Government Organizations and Citizenry
  • Enhance research and innovation in ICT products, applications, and services
  • Improve ICT governance and environment in Uganda

    Health Tutors’ college Mulago go on board on a striving project, with the support of external partners, to incorporate information and communication technology (ICT) in tutorship medical education as one of the critical elements of its strategic plan. Within the setting of this plan, Active teaching and learning (ATL) utilisation of Information and communication Technology, to improve the position of health Tutors at the College and in the neighbouring society.

  • Provide technical support towards the improvement of ATL
  • Day to day ICT responsiveness towards e-learning interpretation for users
  • Offering ICT awareness workshops(Training) to user units to facilitate understanding of the benefits of integrating ICT into Active teaching and learning (ATL), Recommending policy and policy objective adjustments to the ICT at the College.
  • ICT Policy advocacy
  • ICT long term Plan Implementation
  • Project formulation and sourcing of funds within the context of the ICT long term Plan
  • Maintaining a good relationship with external development partners Makerere University
  • ATL planning and management backing.
  • Offering ICT planning, design, procurement, installation and maintenance guidance and support to all user units. This applies to both software and hardware.
  • Management, Control and Maintenance of ICT Resources

    Administration, control and maintenance of ICT resources owned by the College, responsible for the HTC main systems and databases including:

  • The centrally located servers (for databases and software) for the Academic Records Information System
  • The Library Information System, the Finance Information System and the Human Resource Information system.
  • Development, implementation and monitoring of access policy, security policy, and service level agreements.
  • HTC website design, posting and maintenance.
  • Maintenance of ICT Resources

    Administration, control and maintenance of ICT resources owned by the College, responsible for the HTC Network Management systems and database management systems including:

  • The centrally located servers (for databases and software) for the Academic Records Information System
  • ICT Dt
    Kiggundu Kenneth

    IT Officer

    Our Institution

    HTC online courses offer a unique, flexible complement to your curriculum, backed by the latest in e-learning platforms.
    The modules are created in a way that puts students at the center and makes them feel engaged in learning.
    This collaboration benefited our students immensely and provided benchmarking of their performance to international standards.

    Our job is to teach the students

    Health Tutors' College Mulago has worked with the Ministry of education & Sports to help students get ahead and stay ahead.
    Students who have taken the courses seem to have a deeper understanding of the subject, which is evident in the way they answer questions and through an improvement in their grades.

    Student Testimonials

    Students with a range of backgrounds have found HTC courses helpful in preparing them for success in medical school and beyond.
    “These courses exceeded all expectations…even though I’m in the last year of medical school, I learned every week.”
    “It’s really good as an introduction to understand what the basics are, what you need to know, and what you need to study more.”

    ICT Support/Help Desk

    Contact the IT Support Desk for help from the ICT office:


    Open Monday to Friday, 08:00AM-05:00PM