MEDIA TRAINERS UMCAT CALL FOR TAX WAIVER ON TRAINING MACHINES, TO START AWARDING DEGREES

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By Ronald Kabuye
One of the leading if not the best media training Institute in the country UMCAT school of journalism and mass communication has urged government to reduce on the taxes levied on the media training equipments to enable media Institutes catch up with the dynamic technology in training of the students.
The call has been sounded by the director UMCAT school Mr Charles Ogwal in a press briefing about the forth coming 11th graduation ceremony slated on the 25th of August at the institute’main campus in Bukesa which will run under the theme Championing journalism training, multimedia and ethics in a digital era.
Ogwal revealed that they have plans of forming a one voice lobby committee as media institutions to have the taxes reduced since its the only way they can acquire the equipments and ease training thus eradicating graduating half baked graduates who take long to adopt the technology which media houses use.
Ogwal also encouraged journalist to join politics since they are the best people who understand the challenges of journalists adding that most of the politicians and government officials view journalists as enemies  as opposed to partners.
In the same presser Ogwal revealed that this year’s graduation is unique since the institute will be marking 20 years in the business, celebrating the acquisition of their own permanent home and having the most females graduating against males.
Out of the 400 students awaiting graduation 293 are females.
Ogwal further revealed that soon UMCAT  will start awarding degrees in a space of at least three years since almost all necessary steps have been taken

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