Nile Vocational Institute (NVI)

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Type Technical & Vocational Teacher Training College Professional Institution
Ownership Private School
Gender Mixed School
Religion Secular School

To offer skills training to the vulnerable and non vulnerable youths in Uganda & beyond.

NVI aims at providing vocational skills for
gainful employment (employed or self employed) to the vulnerable especially orphaned youths to enable them become self-reliant

These include;

  1. To impart skills to the youth to enable them earn a living.
  2. To instil good morals into the youth in order to produce honest, sincere, hard working and responsible citizens.
  3. To provide the nation with skilled craftsmen/women for development
  4. To develop technologies appropriate for Uganda’s situation.

NVI is a Christian institution built on solid values of the Christian doctrines as enshrined in the Christian Code of beliefs- Apostle’s Creed.

NVI sets to provide a balanced monitoring curriculum in which technical skills are given to learners together with moral & spiritual values. Technical morals and religious values not merely taught but are lived & shared by trainers and learners in a community fellowship setting.

Membership and governance: NVI is owned by African Evangelistic Enterprise (AEE) and has a Board of Governors selected and appointed by AEE.

Offered Programmes:
The Institute offers the following courses under two departments and entrepreneurship as a subsidy. The components of the entrepreneurship training are marketing,production/service,organisational and financial aspects:
Building Technology Department
1. Carpentry and Joinery Junior/Craft 1&11
2. Brick laying and Concrete Practice Junior/Craft 1&11
3. Electrical Installation and electronics Course A, B,&C
4. Plumbing and Sheet Metal works Craft Part 1&11
5. Motor Vehicle Mechanics Junior /Craft 1&11
Domestic Technology Department
6. Nursery teaching Kyambogo University Diploma Certificate / NVI Certificate
7. Business Education National Certificate in Business studies
8. Catering and Hotel Management Diploma /Certificate in Catering & Hotel Management Diploma
9. Textile Technology Junior & Craft 1 & 11
10. Agriculture/modern farming
11. Instructors Training Course
12. Basic Entrepreneurship compulsory for all courses.

Electrical Installation & electronics (EI)
Expectations: This course provides trainees with theoretical & practical knowledge such that the trainee becomes a skilled electrician and can be able to handle electronic installations. Can handle domestic appliances, installation & maintenance of radios, TVs refrigerators etc. they can also repair/install electric wiring and related equipment in buildings and small factories.
Plumbing and Sheet Metal Work (PL)
Expectations: Trainees taking this course which is a technical trade shall deal with The supply and disposal of water, sewage and shall do arch/Gas welding as an allied trade. Water disposal: Trainees shall learn installation of above ground and underground water disposing pipes and the installation of sanitary appliances. Arch/Gas welding: Trainees shall acquire basic Arch and gas welding skills plus some other allied trades e.g. sheet metal works. A first craft plumbing graduate can be employed in construction companies and as a plumbing/mechanical services maintenance technician The students taking this course shall acquire the skills in the following areas; Water supply Sewerage disposal Maintenance of systems that supply and dispose water Arch and gas welding Installation of sanitary appliances Basic costing of plumbing works.

Motor Vehicle Mechanics course (MVM)
Expectations: Trainees taking this course shall deal with motor vehicle fault identification, repair, servicing and maintenance. Driving Lessons: Trainees shall learn driving /motor vehicles operation but ad an additional cost which covers driving , testing and driving permits. Motorcycle repair: Trainees shall acquire basic knowledge on motorcycle repair& maintenance.

Brick laying and concrete practice (B.C.P)
Expectation: This course avails opportunity for trainees to learn brick/block laying and concreting work, floor finishes, wall finishes, including terrazzo, floor files and sound scaffolding. The course provides trainees with theoretical and practical dimensions as there are moulded into builders and masons. Trainees shall be introduced to the skill of interpreting work drawings (plans) as displayed from paper onto the ground, the work of fore man, and the laying of walls from concrete foundation up to wall plate levels. The successful trainees become masons able to engage fully in building and concrete practice assignments.

Carpentry and Joinery (C J)
Expectation: This course introduces trainees to common hand tools, uses, maintenance and safety precautions. General application of wood working joints, woodwork science, timber types and handling iron mongery. At the end of the training, the student shall be able to produce furniture, do roofing and make necessary constructions for building industry.

Textile Art and Design (TEXT)
The course introduces trainees to a variety of skills that will fully be under his/her command. At the end of the course the successful trainee will be conversant with:

  • Table wearing
  • Textile Designs
  • Tie and dye boutique
  • Hand sewing
  • Machine sewing
  • Measure/cut/make basic wears

The trainee may choose to employ himself/herself or work in garment industries/shops, etc.

Catering and Hotel Management (CAT)
Successful trainees are in position to join hotel industry/or establish own restaurants and food selling shops.[More information – other avenues for this course].

Nursery Teacher Training (NUR)
This course introduces nursery trainees to the application of knowledge of modern trends and practices in early childhood development and education, teaching and looking after young children at pre-school level, ability to inculcate in pre-school children positive attitudes towards self, others, adult, environment, school work and society.

Make/use teaching/learning aids from local materials; analyze and interpret and use the learning framework. Qualified nursery trainees work as teachers in nursery schools, day care centres, kindergartens, etc

Business Studies (BUS)
This course introduces trainees who wish to major in secretarial studies and accountancy then eventually become office secretaries, receptionists, clerks and accountants in private or public institutions and business organizations. Organized offices with skilled secretary’s accountants are synonymous with the success of flowering businesses and organizations.


  • Primary seven to senior three (P7-S3) with age limit 14 - 18 years, admitted for one year on a Basic Skills Training Course
  • Senior four (S4) leavers are admitted for 2 academic years including Industrial Training of 4months in a recommended industry
  • S6 + certificate holders
  • Modular ……………

NVI has limited scholarships for the neediest youth, preferably orphans, and not above 18years of age. Candidates are preferably of P.7 to S.3 dropouts. One must have a letter from the Local Council (LC1& LC11) and /or a letter from a sending organization. Students in this category get every thing free from the institute after one is considered to benefit.

Applications are received not later than August and interviews are held in October/November. The Academic year begins in February. Candidates should regard themselves unsuccessful if they receive no communication from the institute by March of the following year.

Training Program /Duration
The institute runs on both semester & term system as indicated below. A term is 3moths whereas a semester is 6months.


School Contacts

Contact Person
Postal Address P.O.Box 1829 Jinja -Njeru
Address Kaderbhoy Road, Jinja, Uganda
Telephone 0434-120264

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