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Professor Balunywa calls for dialogue on reopening universities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University Business School (MUBS) Principal Waswa Balunywa wants the government to allow universities come up with their strategy on how to implement the Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) issued by the Ministry of Health so that universities can resume their operations. In March, President …

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Tanzania to issue loans of about 200 mln USD for university students

Dar es salaam, Tanzania | XINHUA | Tanzania’s Higher Education Students’ Loans Board (HESLB) announced on Tuesday that it will issue 464 billion Tanzanian shillings (about 200 million U.S. dollars) for 145,000 students in universities and high learning institutions in the 2020-2021 academic year. HESLB, in a statement, informed students …

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Students need training before rollout of e-learning solutions

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Vice-Chancellors from Gulu and Soroti universities are predicting doom if e-learning systems are rolled out before training students on how to navigate and use them. Several Universities have adopted the technology-driven solutions to sustain learning after the closure of educational institutions in the wake of …

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Universities petition NCHE over e-learning guidelines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Universities and other institutions of higher learning have asked the National Council for Higher Education to reconsider guidelines barring them from implementing e-learning teaching without all students. The idea of ensuring that the online mode of learning doesn’t exclude any continuing student was first …

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Education Minister clears e-learning programs for Universities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Universities and other institutions of higher learning have been allowed to implement e-learning programs having established standard guidelines for the teaching approach to ensure continued learning during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown. The Ministry of Education and Sports recently advised universities which had embraced the …

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Universities to extend private admission deadline

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Students who will miss out on government university sponsorship for the 2020/2021 academic year have a two week’s window to find alternative options for their tertiary education. Several university officials URN spoke to indicate that they will extend the registration deadline to June 30, …

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Tanzania to reopen universities as virus silence persists

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | AFP | Tanzanian President John Magufuli said Thursday that universities and sports events would resume next month, after declaring that prayer had spared the country the worst of the coronavirus, even as critics say cases are soaring. Magufuli has repeatedly played down the gravity of the …

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Public universities staff reject new salary enhancement distribution plan

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Academic staff associations in public universities have rejected the new salary enhancement distribution plan by the Ministry of Education and Sports. They say that the plan is putting up glaring inequities, unfairness and attempts to divide them basing on their ranks.   The Ministry of Education …

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