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20:01

MOE Gets Equipment to Enable Long Distance Learning for BTVET Institutions 2

The equipment which consists of laptops, data storage sticks, projectors and smart boards was given to 10 institutions. These include; Ntinda Vocational Institute, Nakawa Vocational Institute, Rucid Organic College, Lwetanga Farm Institute, Sesse Farm Institute, Busitema Univerity and Kaberamaido Technical Institute. Other institutions include: National Instructors College Abilonino, Bobbi Polytechnic and Bukalasa Agriculture College.
15:51
15:51

WHO Recommends Two Antibiotics for COVID-19 Treatment

The recommendations are based on evidence from ongoing trials that show the two antibodies reduce the risk of hospitalisation and duration in symptoms if those at the highest risk of acquiring severe disease for instance unvaccinated persons, the old or immunosuppressed patients.
09:06
09:06

Umeme Decries Vandalism in Tooro Region 2 2

Babungi said that Umeme is spending at least 7 billion shillings annually in the region to repair or replace vandalized equipment.
17:16
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Uganda's Digital Economy Growth Hampered By High Cost of Data-Report 5 1 Top story

The report shows that Uganda has invested significant amounts of money in developing ICT in the country, but there is a lack of coordination between the government policies and the aspirations of the private sector.
13:39
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Mukono Residents Want Garbage Dumping at New KCCA Landfill Halted 2 1

KCCA bought land at Dundu measuring 134 acres to serve as the Greater Kampala Garbage dumping site and an integrated waste management centre with processing plants for electronic waste, biogas, fertilisers and plastic recycling.
23:19
23:19

J&J COVID Vaccine Found to Offer More Protection After Booster Dose

A statement issued on the company's website on Tuesday on findings from the EMSEMBLE study which has 45,000 participants from around the world shows another shot of the vaccine administered 14 days after the first jab offer 100 percent protection against severe or critical COVID-19, 75 percent protection against symptomatic COVID globally
17:03
17:03

Mayangayanga-Nakibano Piped Water Project Stalls Over Funds 4 1

According to Musisi, more than 340 homes were expected to get piped water in the first phase of the project. While the second phase would involve the installation of bigger tanks to increase the capacity of the project but Victoria pumps limited, which was handling the project abandoned it.
18:53
18:53

Rotary International President Pledges to Aid Long Distance Learning Makerere University 1 1

Today, as he concluded his three-day visit to Uganda, the Rotary International President Shekar Mehta pledged partnership with the government of Uganda to support distance learning through raising resources to procure supportive equipment like radios and televisions. He was addressing journalists after a visit to Makerere University which hosts one of the seven Rotary Peace Centres across the World.
17:11
17:11

Health Ministry Launches New 12 billion Disease Surveillance System MInistry of Health 2

The system will be able deployed in all parts of the country and will be able to detect future epidemics in the country. As part of the new system, health workers and members of the community will be able to report suspicious diseases early which will then be monitored by epidemiologist at the command center in Kampala
16:48
16:48

Science Under Threat: UVRI Boss Speaks Out Against Political Interference 4 1 Top story

science is increasingly coming under the threat of politicization and abuse by actors during pandemics and epidemics says Dr. Tom Lutalo, the Deputy Director Uganda Virus Research Institute.
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Makerere Students Displeased With Postponement of Exams Makerere University 3 1 Top story

“A stress test carried out on the capacity of MUELE servers were run through administering a quiz on Saturday last week. Whereas 4813 users were online, only 2474 equivalent to 51.4 percent were able to complete with submission of their work,” Kakumba said in a circular issued on Sunday.
13:11
13:11

Don’t “Cook Research” Musenero Tells Ugandan Scientists 4 1 Top story

The minister says without integrity in scientific research many will question the credibility of the findings. Some researchers have been accused of faking findings for financial gain.
11:21
11:21

Why Are Kampala's Buildings Collapsing? 4 1

Proper diagnosis of the problem, industrial players say, should be on the entire cycle: from drawing a plan to completion of a building and economics of the real estate industry.
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18:08

UN Report Finds That Recent Disasters Were Interconnected Climate Change 1 Top story

The COVID-19 pandemic, which was facilitated or amplified by our hyper-connected society, demonstrated in the clearest form possible that there are no borders or boundaries that can contain disasters. While this interconnectivity has been globally recognized for COVID-19, it equally applies to many other large-scale disasters which took place in 2020/2021.
11:48
11:48

Makerere Allows Students to Sit Exams with Pending Tuition Dues AIMS 1 1 Top story

In his circular issued on Tuesday evening, the University Bursar, Evarist Bainomugisha said that the senate had allowed continuing students and first-years to proceed with their forthcoming examinations and clear the fees when the new system is fully operational.
10:32
10:32

Namanve, Kiruhura Innovation Centres To be Ready By 2023 3 1

This project is aimed at enhancing the technology and skills of Ugandans to participate in strategic national infrastructure projects and manufacturing industries.
13:45
13:45

Mak Online Exam Registration Puzzles Students Makerere University 2 1

Maria Namukasa, a student from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences explains that she has found challenges attempting to activate her account since last week in vain. She is worried that she has spent more time trying to activate the account than revising to prepare for examinations.
12:16
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Teachers in Lira Embrace COVID-19 Vaccination MInistry of Health 6 1

On Monday, a total of 220 teachers had received their first dose while 151 received their second dose.
08:13
08:13

Public Universities Move to New Students Registration System Kyambogo University 1 1

Reuben Twinomujuni, the senior Public Relations Officer at Kyambogo University explains that, unlike AIMS that is managed by private developers, ACMIS will give them control over their own data.
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Researchers Want Drug Regulators to Relax Approval Process for Covid-19 Herbal Treatments NDA 1 1

According to the researchers, the time needed to carry out trials to get approvals is too long given the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic. They argue herbs are part and partial of the African lifestyle and are safe.
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