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MK Publishers Unveil e-Learning Platform For Quality Online Education

MK Publishers Unveil e-Learning Platform For Quality Online Education

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By Keefa Nuwahereza In a bid to provide the best online education, MK Publishers, in conjunction with Avance International University School of Education, have unveiled the MK e-Learning Platform, which aims at giving leaners an opportunity to attain total quality and holistic education. If you are a parent, teacher or school looking for quality online education, the MK e-Learning  Platform is the best answer for  all your questions, because the platform is designed in such a way that it follows the Ugandan Primary and Secondary curricula. How to join the MK e-Learning Platform This website has established that the administrators of MK e-learning Platform are rolling out the online study programme in phases, whereby the First Phase, which is currently running, caters...
Schools reopening in Uganda and Neighbouring Countries

Schools reopening in Uganda and Neighbouring Countries

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7 months after closure due to COVID-19, schools reopen with preventive measures Schools in several African countries reopened Monday after over seven months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.  The reopening of schools in Uganda follows an assessment done in September by the Education Ministry in partnership with the Higher Education Council which inspected 29 universities and other higher education institutions to ascertain their readiness. “We are ready to start teaching and learning with respect to the safety protocols. We have installed posters and screens at different corners of the campus, demonstrating how to behave to contain the spread of coronavirus while in the classrooms and other university premises,” Education government Official. The reopening of se...
Prof. William Bazeyo Resigns as Deputy Vice Chancellor Makerere University.

Prof. William Bazeyo Resigns as Deputy Vice Chancellor Makerere University.

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Prof William Bazeyo the deputy vice chancellor Finance and Administration of Makerere University has resigned from his duties at the University. The reasons for Bazeyo’s tendering in of his resignation are yet to be known. William Bazeyo, is a Ugandan physician, public health specialist, academic, researcher, and academic administrator. Since September 2017, he has been the deputy vice chancellor in charge of finance and administration at Makerere University. In August 2020, Bazeeyo won a shs 185b grant for the University, a move that have hope to the Ivory Tower top management and the country at large. “This UGX 185 billion grant win by Prof. William Bazeyo is unprecedented. It’s the largest single grant win by an academician in the history of Uganda. What is i...
Students Forced to Postpone Uganda trip

Students Forced to Postpone Uganda trip

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Two Westmeath students who were due to volunteer in Uganda for three weeks this summer have said they are determined to try to make the trip next year, after Covid forced them to cancel the journey. Jane Nangle from Ringtown, a student nurse at UCD, and Katie Coleman from Raharney, who is studying teaching at DCU, were to travel in June with Nurture Africa which had arranged for them to work with partner schools and participate in community projects such as house maintenance and home visits.    The friends embarked on a fundraising drive last February, and, says Jane, they received “huge support” from Ringtown Hurling Club and Rochfortbridge secondary school as well as sponsorship and donations from neighbours, family friends and businesses from Whitehall, Castlepolla...
Museveni Postpones Reopening Of Schools As Uganda’s COVID-19 Cases Surge

Museveni Postpones Reopening Of Schools As Uganda’s COVID-19 Cases Surge

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By Keefa Nuwahereza President Yoweri Museveni has suspended the reopening of schools, universities and other educational institutions as a result of the increasing numbers of Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections. The decision to halt the reopening of all educational institutions was carried a resolution by the Cabinet Meeting that  sat at State House, Entebbe, on Monday September 14th, 2020, during which  the President concurred with the National COVID-19 Taskforce that it was not advisable to reopen schools at such a time. Our sources at State House reveal that officials on the National COVID-19 Taskforce  advised government that given the current situation and upsurge in number of infections, reopening schools, universities and tertiary institution might lead to spo...
‘Only President Museveni Has Mandate To Reopen Schools’-Min. Nabakooba

‘Only President Museveni Has Mandate To Reopen Schools’-Min. Nabakooba

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and National Guidance Hon. Judith Nabakooba, who is also the Mityan Municipality Female legislator, has cautioned all Ugandans to stop speculating about the reopening of educational institutions, urging them to patiently wait for a government resolution and communication about the same. The Minister revealed this in  a press statement she issued Sunday September 13, 2020 in which she noted that only President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni reserves the mandate to reopen schools and other education institutions. Minister Nabakooba’s statement reads in full thus; Stop Speculating on Reopening of Institutions Thank you members of the Press for showing up for today's national briefing. I want to st...
Ugandan Schools to Re-open, Date for UNEB Exams Set.

Ugandan Schools to Re-open, Date for UNEB Exams Set.

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All indications are that a dead year will not be declared, schools will reopen later this month, and national exams usually set by the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) in November and December, will go ahead, in March 2021. According to a letter recently written by the Minister of Education Janet Kataha Museveni to Finance Minister Matia Kasaija seeking the release of capitation grants to schools, the focus will be on candidate classes to resume, for what would be a second term, on September 20, this year. Education authorities have therefore revised the Academic Year schedule to allow students to report for the ‘second term of school this month’, as part of the phased reopening of educational institutions across the country. The Academic Year was prematurely cut short o...
University Wins £500k Grant to help Combat COVID-19 in Uganda

University Wins £500k Grant to help Combat COVID-19 in Uganda

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The University of Salford’s School of Science, Engineering & Environment has been awarded more than £500,000 to address the threat of COVID-19 in Uganda. The project is funded by UK Research and Innovation through the UK Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and the Newton Fund. This funding is one of the 20 projects that have been announced by the UKRI aimed at developing solutions to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 for some of the world’s most disadvantaged people. Prof Richard Birtles, chair in biomedicine, said: “We will be sharing the knowledge and experience gained by COVID-19 laboratories in the UK over the past six months with Ugandan microbiologists to accelerate reliable testing in the country. “This is important, not only to help their national pandem...
India Announces Online University Scholarships For Ugandan Students

India Announces Online University Scholarships For Ugandan Students

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The government of India in collaboration with several Universities, has availed Ugandan students an opportunity apply for scholarships to study  various online courses, which they will undertake through ilearn. This is a great opportunity for students from select countries in Africa,  who would be interested to apply for 100% scholarship who are interested in pursuing  several functional and sectoral specialties in their  MBA. It should be noted that during his visit to Uganda in 2018, India Prime Minister H. E Narendra Modi reiterated India’s willingness to partner with the governments of Africa to foster education throughout the African continent through the digital revolution. “We will harness India’s experience with digital revolutio...
East African University Proprietor Hassan Alwi and Family drown in River Nile.

East African University Proprietor Hassan Alwi and Family drown in River Nile.

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The Family of East African University proprietor, Hassan Alwi, are said to have drowned in an accident on River Nile. According to a statement from Uganda Police, Hassan Alwi’s wife Super Shakirah, and one their daughters Amirror Alwi drowned when their boat experienced engine failure and sailed through spillways of River Nile. Although the police claim that Hassal Alwi drowned with the family, reports from different sources maintain that he is alive, and getting treatment for an injury on the head. The reports from Eskom Uganda Ltd, also maintain that the boat that had Alwi’s family (Four members) experienced engine failure on River Nile, and sailed helplessly towards high pressured spillways that hit it and spilled all those that were on board. The boat also had a to...