National Defence College – Uganda (NDC-U) is a National Security and Strategic Studies training and educational institution in Uganda.The Defence College is expected to produce graduates in strategic leadership to government on national and international security matters.
The course covers areas of Policy Formulation and Analysis, Strategic Leadership, Strategic Planning and Management, Political Economy, National and Regional Security Studies, International Relations, Peace and Security Studies, Defence Resource Management, among others
The Senior Command and Staff College (SCSC) – Kimaka is Uganda’s premiere Military training institution which conducts Operational Level training for mid-level military officers men and women of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Force (UPDF).
Junior Command and Staff College (JCSC) – Jinja prepares selected junior officers for command and staff appointments by developing their command, analytical and communication skills and by providing understanding and knowledge of combined arms operations at battle group level.
The core duty of the school is to teach and train the Defence Forces Leadership and prepare them ideologically so as to have the necessary competences to conceptualize, analyze and understand the Global Dynamics of yesterday, today and project the possibilities of the tomorrow.
The core objective of establishing UMEC was to progressively develop engineering, technology and any other scientific capabilities in the UPDF designed to facilitate its operations as well as contribute to national and regional strategic development.
The Mission of the school is to train and produce officers and men capable of manning armoured equipment in the contemporary battle space in order to enable Armoured and Motorised Infantry Brigades build stronger well trained professional formations.
To train lower military unit leaders on tactical techniques and operational procedures in order to enable them effectively manage, organize, administer, coordinate and command basic troop compositions, taking care of their well-being and maintaining good standards of their resources.