Uganda Cooperative College Kigumba (UCCK)

To develop into a centre of excellence in research, education, training and development of the cooperative movement and the private sector.

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Uganda Cooperative College Kigumba (UCCK) started as a training wing at Nsamizi in Mpigi District with the aim of meeting the manpower requirement of the cooperative Development Department, following the enhancement of the cooperative society’s ordinance of 1946 which gave the cooperatives power to do business. The trained staff were mandated ‘’to grow co-operatives’’ through promotion, inspection, auditing, member education and training.

In 1963, the wing was transferred from Nsamizi to Bukalasa as a full college but sharing the campus with Bukalasa Agricultural College. A new and independent campus was established at the present location –Kigumba in 1974 200 km north of Kampala city on Kampala Sudan highway.

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Programmes: Uganda Cooperative College Kigumba (UCCK) offers the following courses; Diploma in Cooperative and Business Administration, Certificate in Cooperative and Business Administration, Diploma in SACCO and Microfinance management, Certificate in SACCO and Microfinance Management, Diploma in Project Planning and entrepreneurship and a Certificate in Project Planning and Entrepreneurship.

Academic Departments: Uganda Cooperative College Kigumba (UCCK) is made up of the following departments; Accounting Department, Management Department, Research and Development Department and then Outreach and distance learning department.


Admission Requirements

Certificate Course: these include O level Certificate with at least 4 (four) credit passes two of which must be in English and mathematics, A level certificate with at least two subsidiary passes one of which should be in economics or mathematics and any other certificate equivalent to any of the two requirements above obtained from a recognized institution.

Diploma Courses: the requirements for this include; Certificate in cooperatives and business Administration (CCBA), A ‘level certificate with at least 2 principal passes one of which must be in either Economics or mathematics and a Certificate or Diploma in Business or Development related field from a recognized institution.

Objectives: Uganda Cooperative College Kigumba (UCCK) objectives include;

To produce middle cadre personnel for the cooperative movement business and development organizations and local governments in the field of business management and community development.
To conduct out research and tailor made courses for cooperatives, business and development organizations.
To carry out education of members and training of personnel for the cooperative movement and
To undertake research and offer consultancy services in cooperative and community development and business management.

Vision: Uganda Cooperative College Kigumba (UCCK) vision is to develop into a centre of excellence in research, education, training and development of the cooperative movement and the private sector.

Mission: Uganda Cooperative College Kigumba (UCCK) mission is to contribute to the efficient management, sustainable development of the cooperative movement and private sector by providing skilled manpower, enlightened membership through research, education and training.

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