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

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

Education, FEATURED
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

Education, FEATURED
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.

Education, FEATURED, NEWS
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...

Huawei Fulfils its Pledge to Makerere by Donating ICT Study Equipment.

Education, FEATURED, NEWS, TECH
Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, has on 28th August donated ICT study equipment to Makerere University College of Computing and Information Science. This equipment is to aid in the hands-on study in the Huawei ICT Academy that was launched in 2019 at the college. The event that took place at Makerere University College of Computing and Information Science was attended by the Vice Chancellor of Makerere Professor Barnabas Nawangwe, Executive Director of NITA-Uganda Dr. Mugasa Hatwib, Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance and Admin Professor Hisali Eria, Huawei Managing director Mr. Gaofei, the and Principal College of computing Professor Tonny Oyana among others. The Huawei ICT Academy was launched in May 2019 at Makerere University and is to train and certify 1000 ...
Makerere donates the Touchless Handwashing Kits to Mulago National Referral Hospital.

Makerere donates the Touchless Handwashing Kits to Mulago National Referral Hospital.

Education, FEATURED, Health, NEWS
Makerere University has donated three Touchless Handwashing (Tw-20) Kits to Mulago National Referral Hospital and another one to the College of Health Sciences (CHS). The donation was presided over by the university Vice-Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe at the University Main Hall during the media engagement and handover ceremony on 24th August, 2020. The three kits donated to Mulago hospital were handed over to Dr. Christine Byanyima who represented the Hospital Director. She expressed appreciation for the identification of Mulago Hospital as a beneficiary and a long term partner. “Mulago is a big institution with a lot of capacities. Mulago has treated over 6,000 patients of COVID 19 and has currently over 50 patients onward. Uganda is in Phase 3 of the pandemic with community i...
GEMS Cambridge School to close Operations in Uganda.

GEMS Cambridge School to close Operations in Uganda.

Business, Education, FEATURED, NEWS
Owing to COVID-19 pandemic life and businesses around the globe are being affected, GEMS Cambridge International School, Kampala (CIK) will close business in Uganda in December. According to Mr Riz Ahmed, the chief executive officer, GEMS Africa; the decision to close the school that was established in Uganda in 2013, was made after exhausting all options. Students outside Classroom He said in a statement that the pandemic and the resulting uncertainties have proved “exceptionally testing” with shrinking enrolment numbers as well as their ability to sustain operations. “As a result of these circumstances, we have been forced to make some very difficult decisions, and it is with great sadness that I am writing to advise you that CIK will close after the first term of the new ac...
Huawei Uganda announces Seeds for the Future Program 2020 edition despite Covid-19 Pandemic

Huawei Uganda announces Seeds for the Future Program 2020 edition despite Covid-19 Pandemic

Education, FEATURED, Latest News, Rwanda, TECH
By Keefa Nuwahereza Huawei to train top ICT Ugandan Students Online through the newly launched Sky Seeds for the Future.  Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, has announced the 2020 edition Seeds for the Future Program known as the “Sky Seeds for the Future” despite the Covid-19 pandemic. The announcement was made by the Public Relations Manager Ms Lina Cao who emphasized that the company shall carry out the program this year through online/e-learning platforms. President Museveni flags off the 2016 Seeds for the Future. Ms Cao encouraged universities in Uganda to recommend their students to take advantage of the world class training program aimed at equipping and nurturing students through exposing them to the latest industry technology trends. Hon. Fr...
Cavendish University Uganda Graduates Stuck as Papers Are Rejected in Rwanda.

Cavendish University Uganda Graduates Stuck as Papers Are Rejected in Rwanda.

Education, FEATURED, NEWS
By our reporter The graduates of Cavendish University, Kampala, have been serving as teachers and head teachers in different schools located in Ngororero district, Western Province of Rwanda. They were employed by the Ministry of Public Service and Labour after passing teachers’ recruitment procedures and HEC recognition certification for two years now. It is reported that the seven Canvendish University graduates in Rwanda that have been given five days by the Ministry of Labour to present their academic equivalence certificates or else, they will be dismissed.  “Academic recognition certificate is not an academic equivalence certificate, they are different. HEC knows this difference, the issue is finding out why these professional teachers delayed getting academic equivale...
Makerere University Private Admission List 2020-2021 Is Out.

Makerere University Private Admission List 2020-2021 Is Out.

Education, FEATURED, Latest News
By Keefa Nuwahereza The Makerere University Private Admission Lists has been released for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Office of the Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released the admission lists and the Cut-Off Points for Privately Sponsored Students for the Academic Year 2020-2021. Admission List is simply the names of successfully admitted applicants offered provisional admission into an institution. Private Admission Lists are usually released by institutions after the conduct of admission screening exercise. Admissions.co.ug have published below the procedures to check your Makerere University Private Admission List for the 2020-2021 academic year. See Admission List for all Universities in Uganda. Please Note: The office of th...
Prof. John Opuda-Asibo is the new Chancellor of Victoria University.

Prof. John Opuda-Asibo is the new Chancellor of Victoria University.

Education, FEATURED, NEWS
By Keefa Nuwahereza Victoria University has this morning installed a new Chancellor, Prof. John Opuda-Asibo. Prof. Opuda is a scholar of national and international repute and is the third Chancellor at the University. “He joins the University at a critical moment and brings to bear his expertise, wide-reach, experience and knowledge that will ensure that the University remains the top private institution in Uganda,” a release from the University that is part of the Ruparelia Group of Companies read. He is a graduate of Veterinary Medicine Degree Makerere University, and also holds a Masters Degree in Public Health and a PhD in Microbiology, Epidemiology and Public Health, both from the University of Minnesota, USA. His Public Health training has provided him with multi-sectoral k...
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