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UPDF Passes out 32 Communications Specialists

The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces- UPDF 3rd infantry Division in Moroto has passed out a total of 32 graduates at the School of Communications and Information Technology. The graduates, including one female, were trained in skills for efficient communication while using very high frequency VHF, high frequency HF Radios and computers during tactical or normal operations.
Signallers showcase their skills with the deputy Division commander, Col John Waiswa at the center

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The Uganda People's Defence Forces- UPDF 3rd infantry Division in Moroto has passed out a total of 32 graduates at the School of Communications and Information Technology.

The graduates, including one female, were trained in skills for efficient communication while using very high frequency [VHF], high frequency [HF] Radios and computers during tactical or normal operations.

Maj. Bernard Okol, the commanding officer of communications and information technology regiment based in Moroto, says the graduates underwent training for six months in different disciplines. He says the training syllabus covered areas of communication and information technology- CIT/data communications, message centre working, communication security and electricity. Other disciplines include political education and computer networking with instruction methods of lectures among others.

Maj. Okol says the signallers will be posted to different CIT units within 3 infantry division and other divisions of the UPDF.

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The pass-out was presided over by the deputy Division commander, Col. John Waiswa, who urged the graduates to exercise discipline in their communications field.

Stella Etap, one of the signallers says the course has built her confidence in communications with different people especially in the UPDF.

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According to the 3rd Division spokesman, Capt. Isaac Oware, the course is part of the UPDF career progression of training, retaining, capacity building, service and retirement.

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