Evaluation of the Education and Training of Valuation Surveyors in Uganda

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Keywords:

valuation surveying, education, training, curriculum, valuation

Abstract

In the developing world, matching the education and training of Valuation Surveyors with the needs of the industry is increasingly becoming challenging. This is largely due to globalisation, commercialisation, and advancements in information and communications technology, among others. In Uganda, while curricula are reviewed at least every after five years, the technologies and the market requirements continue to evolve, affecting the skills and knowledge passed on to graduates at universities and other tertiary institutions. This paper evaluates the education and training of Valuation Surveyors in Uganda, through a stakeholder survey, to determine the gaps in training and suggest ways on how to fill the gaps and consequently improve the valuation surveying curriculum. A questionnaire designed to capture both quantitative and qualitative data was administered to valuation practitioners and students. Over 49% of the respondents suggested the need for constant review of curriculum and adoption of a more practical approach to learning, as one of the major ways of bridging the gap between the education system and the changing industry. The findings of the study can be used by stakeholders in the education sector, to identify and prioritise the training needs of valuation students in different institutions for quality improvement purposes.

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Author Biographies

Racheal Wesonga, Makerere University

Assistant Lecturer

Department of Construction Economics and Management, School of Built Environment, College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), Makerere University

Ronald Kaweesi, Makerere University

Assistant Lecturer

Department of Construction Economics and Management, School of Built Environment, College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), Makerere University

Pamela Opio Acheng, Makerere University

Assistant Lecturer

Department of Construction Economics and Management, School of Built Environment, College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), Makerere University

Nathan Kibwami, Makerere University

Lecturer

Department of Construction Economics and Management, School of Built Environment, College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), Makerere University

Musa Manga, Makerere University

Lecturer

Department of Construction Economics and Management, School of Built Environment, College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), Makerere University

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Published

2022-07-28

How to Cite

Wesonga, R., Kaweesi, R., Opio Acheng, P., Kibwami, N., & Manga, M. (2022). Evaluation of the Education and Training of Valuation Surveyors in Uganda . Journal of African Real Estate Research, 7(1), 77–93. Retrieved from https://journals.uct.ac.za/index.php/JARER/article/view/1141