The Access Program provides academic preparation to students aspiring to pursue University Degree Programs. The program currently targets students who have recently graduated from lower secondary school but without the entry admission requirements to the university according to the standards of NCHE. The learners are mainly International students whose foreign secondary school qualification are not considered equivalent to UACE but permit admission into Higher Education in their country of origins. Therefore, these are students who have the potential to pursue degree program but only require some extra assistance in order to bridge up their academic inefficiencies.
When the Government of Uganda introduced Free Primary Education, Free Secondary education and Inclusive Education; of large has led to an unprecedented enrolment of large numbers of students in primary and secondary schools over the country The number enrolled includes those with special needs/disadvantaged. The number of teachers trained to meet the needs of these disadvantage learner’s is insufficient. It is imperative that Kampala International University, College of Education embarked on a program of training teachers who are motivated and well equipped with skills in Special Needs Education.