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Makerere University turns to MasterCard Foundation for smart classrooms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University is applying for the MasterCard  Foundation COVID-19 recovery and resilience programme to finance the establishment of smart classrooms. This is one of the interventions that the university is considering following the effect of COVID-19 on routine learning programmes. The university like all …

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Virtual internship presents dilemma for Makerere University students

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A decision by Makerere University to impose internship, field attachments and recess during the ongoing lockdown has put students at crossroads. The University council has reportedly advised students to remotely work with their hosts or design projects per deliverables approved by supervisors. Reports indicate that …

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More than half of small businesses may close -KACITA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala City Traders Association (KACITA) has expressed fear that as many as 54% of the small scale businesses that operated in Kampala and surrounding areas may close due to the impact caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Hope Katwiine, the vice-chairperson of KACITA, an umbrella …

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Human rights activists, lawyers want LDU disbanded

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Human rights lawyers under the Legal Aid Service Providers Network-LASPNET have called for the immediate disbandment of the Local Defense Unit-LDU, which they have branded unruly. The activists made the call at a media briefing at Piato restaurant in Kampala on Thursday. They argued …

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Education institutions caution gov’t on suspension of operational funds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders of several tertiary institutions have asked the government to reconsider its move to suspend operational funding to all learning institutions. Recently, the Ministry of Finance noted that funding for educational institutions except the wage bill, would only be available when the government reopens …

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