The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has certified the Uganda Management Institute (UMI) for ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems.
This makes UMI the first public institution of higher learning in Uganda to be certified for ISO Quality Management Systems.
UNBS Deputy Executive Director in charge of Standards, Ms Patricia Bageine Ejalu, presented the ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems (QMS) Certificate to UMI during the institute’s 50th anniversary celebrations at Hotel Africana on Tuesday 22nd October 2019.
The Minister of State for Higher Education, Mr John Chrysestom Muyingo, represented the Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni at the anniversary celebrations. In her letter, the first lady said that over the 50 years, UMI had evolved into a center of excellence from which other institutions of higher learning can learn.
A Management System is a company’s structure for managing its processes and activities that transform inputs of resources into a product or service which meets the company’s objectives while satisfying the customer’s quality requirements, complying with regulations, meeting environmental and public health objectives.
If a manufacturer’s quality management system meets the relevant standards, then consumers are assured of a quality product or service once the standard for the product or service has been agreed upon.
The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body responsible for developing and promoting standards, quality products and services to facilitate fair trade, promote local industries and protect consumers.