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Mr. Tumuhairwe Kirabo Timothy


Mr. Tumuhairwe joined our institute as a practical instructor in May, 2019.


Mr. Tumuhairwe has earned his Bachelor's in Agro-Processing Engineering from Busitema University. Additionally, he holds certificates in welding and metal fabrication from Kazo Technical School. Further, he achieved internationally recognized welding certificates from Engineering Construction and Industry Training Board at the Solid Rock Life and Business institute.


Mr. Tumuhairwe has a passion for teaching and enjoys the challenge of instruction by means of practical learning activities. As any good practical teacher does, he makes confusing theory understandable with well chosen practical exercises. Mr. Tumuhairwe has both knowledge and practical skill in many different welding processes including Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Oxyacetylene Welding and Cutting, Oxyacetylene Brazing, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding and General Fabrication. Because of his mastery in these areas, he can both demonstrate and explain all aspects of the curriculum to his students.


In conjunction with a colleague, Mr. Tumuhairwe formed his own welding and metal fabrication business in 2019. Their company performs all kinds of welding but specializes in fabricating prototypes for clients. This gives him valuable real-life experience that he can refer to while teaching. Being a full-time instructor and a business owner on the side are not easy, but Mr. Tumuhairwe works hard.


Finally, Mr. Tumuhairwe guiding educational philosophy comes from Mikhail Kalashnikov, “Things that are complex are not useful. Things that are useful are simple.” There are very many complex things about the science of welding but Mr. Timothy makes them both simple and useful for his students.

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Mr. Opio Joel

Welding Instructor

Joel has taught as a freelance instructor on an as-needed basis since 2019. In 2024 he joined our institution as the primary Welding Instructor.


Joel got his foundation in the welding industry by completing the two-year Welding and Fabrication course at Nakawa Vocational Training institute in 2016. He then enrolled in another two-year course in Machining and Fitting at the same institution, finishing in 2018. He also worked on multiple occasions as a co-trainer with German master welders during private trainings after graduating.  


Joel has honed his skills through research with countless freelance fabrication projects including steel construction, aluminium repair works, metal furniture, gym equipment and motorcycle restorations. Every project has educational value and Joel is one of those rare individuals who learns well from trial and error and has developed himself as a master in his trade.


Joel’s interests are certainly not limited to the welding industry. He enjoys working on motorcycles and industrial tailoring. His knowledge of the German language gives him access to welding experts through translation and co-training.This experience has increased his understanding of advanced welding practices. His wealth of knowledge in so many fields makes him an excellent instructor at Kazo Technical School. 


Joel believes that interactive learning is the best style of teaching. He gives each student time to express their own ideas and be able to ask questions. Time has proven this to be an excellent approach and many of our graduates are grateful.

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