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Victoria University Cuts Fees By 50% To Enable All Students Study Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Victoria University Cuts Fees By 50% To Enable All Students Study Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Education, FEATURED
By Our Reporter The Managing Director for Ruparelia Group of Companies Rajiv Ruparellia, and the Group’s Chairman Sudhir Ruparelia, on August 3, 2020, announced that Victoria University has decided to reduce tuition rates for 50% for all new, continuing and prospective student. The initiative dubbed Victoria University ‘Half Price Full Value’, aims at supporting all students especially during this difficult time of the COVID-19 outbreak. Victoria University Uganda Rajiv Ruparelia, while unveiling the initiative during a press conference at the University’s premises, said that; “Victoria University Kampala is now announcing the reduction in tuition fees to all courses by 50% to ensure that all students can benefit and fulfill their dreams.” The  Chairman of the Rupa...
Huawei’s ICT Academy, A Fertile Soil for ICT Talent Cultivation

Huawei’s ICT Academy, A Fertile Soil for ICT Talent Cultivation

Education, FEATURED, TECH
By John Peter Olinga Makerere University: In May 2019, Huawei ignited an Information Communications Technology (ICT) Academy in Uganda to improve the number and quality of IT professions in the country. The Academy was a result of a pledge offered by Huawei to H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni during his visit to China, whereby Huawei pledged to train over 1000 Uganda ICT talents through its ICT Academy at no cost for students. Since its launch, the Huawei ICT Academy has attracted thousands of enthusiasts and students with multiple accreditation points mounted at Uganda’s top Universities. Initially, Huawei signed an MOU with Makerere University as the center of the ICT Academy, before seven more Universities joined the race to host regional Academies. Some of the students at the Huaw...
Min. Of Education Moves To Digitalise Learning Amidst COVID-19 Lockdown

Min. Of Education Moves To Digitalise Learning Amidst COVID-19 Lockdown

Education, FEATURED, NEWS
By Elite News Reporter The Ministry of Education has embarked on  the move to digitalise learning for students from primary to secondary and university levels. This was revealed Friday by the Minister for Education and Sports First Lady Janet Kataha Museveni, who announced that universities and higher institutions of learning can resume conducting lessons  via E-Learning platforms. As a result of this development, the Ministry of Education and Sports has since received Sector-specific Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) from the Ministry of Health to guide  them in determining  the Sector’s readiness to re-open Institutions of learning. The Ministry currently developing the ICT and E- Learning Framework and once it is complete, the Minister shall communica...
Huawei Ken Hu: Driving Equity And Quality In Education With Technology

Huawei Ken Hu: Driving Equity And Quality In Education With Technology

Education, FEATURED
By Admin Shenzhen, China: Today, Huawei’s Deputy Chairman Ken Hu outlined its vision and action plan for education under its digital inclusion initiative TECH4ALL, at the Global Education Webinar entitled "Driving Equity and Quality with Technology", emphasizing that "connecting schools and skills development are two key ways for Huawei to improve equitable and quality education." The webinar was joined by leaders and experts from UNESCO, GSMA, the Ministry of National Education of Senegal, universities and educational institutions, as well as the private sector. Improving Equitable and Quality in Education through Technology Digital technology plays an important role in education. However, 50% of the world’s population still does not have Internet access, and many people lac...
Gen. Tumukunde Finally Granted Cash Bail Of Shs50m

Gen. Tumukunde Finally Granted Cash Bail Of Shs50m

Education, Latest News
By Elite Reporter Former security minister Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde was granted cash bail of Shs50m by Buganda Road  on Monday morning. Gen. Tumukunde, who has been in  jail for 60 days after he was arrested on  March 12, 2020,  presented his wife, brother and business associate Mathew Rukikaire as sureties before  court granted him bail.   A 2021 presidential aspirant, Tumukunde is facing charges of treason and illegal possession of fire arms, following a raid at his home by security officers in March, during which they recovered several incriminating items, among them firearms. He attempted to secure bail in April after presenting four sureties who included ; his wife Stella Tumukunde, Salaamu Musumba, the Vice chairperson for Eastern Uganda in ...
War Erupts In State House Over Gen. Tumukunde Arrest, First Lady Orders His Release

War Erupts In State House Over Gen. Tumukunde Arrest, First Lady Orders His Release

Education, NEWS
By Elite Reporter There is fire in State House following the arrest of presidential aspirant Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde, who was arrested by the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) on Thursday evening. We have learnt that following Tumukunde's arrest, the First Lady Janet Kataha Museveni has since intervened in the matter and demanded his immediate release. According to sources, the First Lady has since assured Gen. Salim Saleh and First Son Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba to desist from threatening Gen. Tumukunde with death if he doesn't pull out of the 2021 presidential race. The situation in State House is said to have escalated so much that the First Lady has since vowed to protect Gen. Tumukunde with her last drop of blood. “Gen. Tumukunde has approached me crying for pr...
Victoria University Partners With Indian Universities To Boost Innovation Among Ugandan Students

Victoria University Partners With Indian Universities To Boost Innovation Among Ugandan Students

Education, NEWS
By Keefa NuwaherezaRuparelia Group owned Victoria University has done what no other private University in Uganda has ever done before; that is directly linking the education and training, research, innovations, inventions and other academic programs of the Indian curriculum with Uganda's. Victoria University has done this by signing Letters of Intent  with 16 Universities in Gujarat, India, with which they will undertake student exchange programs,exchange lecturers, researchers, boost startups and engage in other academic projects together. Under the same arrangement students in Uganda will have several scholarships at Victoria University to go and study at Universities that have signed the letters of Intent, chief among which is Gujarat University, which is running a resear...
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