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Uganda Association of Private Vocational Institutions – UGAPRIVI

The Uganda Association of Private Vocational Institutions (UGAPRIVI) is an umbrella organization for Private Vocational Training Institutions in Uganda. It was established in the year 1998 and registered as a Non- Governmental Organization in the year 2000 under the NGO Statute 1989, on Registration No. S.5914/3350.

The Uganda Association of Private Vocational Institutions (UGAPRIVI) was formed to improve the quality and the image of private vocational institutions in Uganda, and to strengthen Business, Technical, Vocational Education and Training BTVET sector as a whole. Its main aim is to foster collaboration between private training institutions and to improve, not just the standards of the training provided, but also its relevance for the actual employment market. UGAPRIVI is a national organization with eight (8) regional offices covering all districts of the country. This ensures that poorer and structurally weaker areas are not left out of the initiative.

There are not enough appropriate opportunities for Ugandan youth to learn vocational skills in public BTVET Institutions alone. Against the background of continually increasing numbers of school leavers and the low capacity of Government owned BTVET Institutions, the private BTVET institutions deserve increased attention. The promotion of BTVET and its values is one of the major components of UGAPRIVI’s tasks. The Private BTVET institutions are among the most important providers of vocational skills training. Currently the majority of the vocational skills training conducted in Uganda is provided by Private BTVET Institutions.

Physical Address:   Plot No 1218,  Kisosonkole Close,  off Kabaka Anjagala Road  Opposite KCCA Rubaga Division offices.   West of Kampala City

P. O. Box 27305 Kampala –  Uganda

Telephone:  National Secretariat Office +256 775 414115,  256 775 414132, +256 772 484739

Email: secretariat@ugaprivi.org, gm@ugaprivi.org, chairman@ugaprivi.org

Latest Updates


Uganda Association of Private Vocational Institutions discussed the five year  strategic plan 2020 2025. Representatives of all the regions were present during the three day strategic planning workshop and contributed towards the future strategies.  The final copy is available.

Mr Masolo Samuel is the Consultant and  Projects Coordinator of UGAPRIVI and

Mr Sam Mbayo  is the  Ag. General Manager


Registering  as Licensed  Teachers

UGAPRIVI is in collaboration  with the Ministry of Education and Sports to licence the  instructors in the Private Vocational Institutions as Licensed Teachers.


Uganda Development Bank Loans. UDB

Uganda Development Bank is partnering with UGAPRIVI to have its members access long term loans  at a low interest rate.  The loans range from  UGX 100 million to 15 billion.  Institutions should begin preparing for this big deal.

Unveiling of the new vocational curriculumUnveiling of the new vocational curriculum
The long awaited vocational curriculum is here!  But what is new in this curriculum? This must the question lingering in the heads of so many people who are paying attention to the urgent need for skills education in the country and region at large.