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Welcome to the Directorate of Academic Support Services (DASS). The objective of the Directorate is to support the provision of academics and admission at the Institute. The Directorate encompasses; Industrial Liaison and Career Guidance Unit (ILCGU), Centre for Professional Development (CPD), National Transport Learning Resource Centre (NTRC), Curricula Development Unit (CDU), Admission and Examination Office, and Printing Unit. This Directorate is guided by a well-defined philosophy that defines education in terms of high-quality education and training, research, consultancy, innovation and service in transport and allied fields for sustainable socio-economic development. In attaining such a philosophical mission, the entire team embraces nurturing, integrity, teamwork, cultural diversity, accountability and novelty.


Additionally, DASS emphasizes accountability, transparency and impartiality, cooperation, truthfulness, innovativeness, harmony, assortment, gender equity, superiority and efficiency in serving our customers. Furthermore, our inspired and experienced staff work harmoniously in a society where enduring acquaintances and companionship are practiced. As you go through various pages of our site, you will find all that we offer in the course of producing competent and skilled innovative graduates. We hope you will consider the National Institute of Transport as your best choice for your education journey and career development. 


The Directorate perform the following functions: -

  1. To advise and assist DR - ARC in respect of matters of Library affairs;
  2. To ensure the availability and adequacy of references and learning materials;
  3.  To keep tools, machines and equipment entrusted to facilitate Library services provisions;
  4. To administer routine ordering and processing of books;
  5. To liaise with Principals, Deans and Directors regarding requirements of books, pamphlets, periodicals and journals;
  6. To facilitate and participate in Institute development activities and all other activities for improvement of teaching and learning; and 
  7. To prepare plans, policies and guidelines for the directorate; 
  8.  To establish and foster closer association with other institutions of higher learning;
  9. To establish, develop and run a career development programme for current NIT students including the development of individual career plans; 
  10. To establish, develop and run an interactive and engaging session as part of orientation week on the importance of developing a career brand; 
  11. To coordinate curriculum development and review responsive to employee’s/market needs;
  12.  To facilitate the conduct of situational analysis to examine the effectiveness of academic programs;
  13.  To coordinate and ensure timely review of curricula;
  14. To ensure proper time allocated for fieldwork/research and its supervision as stated in the curriculum; 
  15. To assess the performance in every subject concerning the curriculum; 
  16. To assess the alignment of the curriculum with the Institute’s mission; 
  17. To oversee admission and examination processes and; 
  18. To oversee the activities of the Printing Press as well as NIT- Entrepreneurship, Business and Innovation Centre. 
  19. To prepare the appropriate budget for the directorate.

National Institute of Transport - NIT

Dr. Eva O Luwavi

Director, Directorate of Academic Support Services