Multitech gets sh337m lab
KAMPALA - Multitech Accountancy Programme and Business School has launched a sh337m information communication technology laboratory. The facility, which will train over 1,000 students a year, has modern soft and hardware.
KAMPALA - Multitech Accountancy Programme and Business School has launched a sh337m information communication technology laboratory. The facility, which will train over 1,000 students a year, has modern soft and hardware. â€œMultitech has been certified as a Cisco local academy, which allows us (Multitech) to offer various ICT courses,â€ said the institution board chairman, Aloysius Ssemanda, during the launch of the laboratory at Kyadondo Road in Makerere, recently. ICT minister, Dr. Ham Mulira, said there is need to encourage students to go for ICT training to promote soco-economic development. â€œSkills in ICT can be used to reduce poverty, empowerment of women and facilitate participation of the disabled and elderly persons in socio-economic development,â€ he said.
More money for new structure
KAMPALA - The Netherlands government has donated two million Euros (sh4b) to Makerere University Faculty of Computing and Information Technology to complete its ICT complex. Once complete, the building will accommodate 30,000 undergraduate students. The dean of student, Venansius Baryamureeba, said: â€œWe have so far got sh20b from the Government. However, we still need more money because our budget is sh40b.â€ This was during the opening of the third annual international conference on computing and ICT research, at Makerere University, recently. Maurice Peter Kagimu, the Minister of State for Economic Monitoring, urged participants to come up with ideas of using ICT to eradicate poverty.
Budaka gets ICT centre
BUDAKA - The district has received an information communication and technology (ICT) centre to provide computer skills to primary school pupils. The centre, in Budaka town, was funded by the Ahamadiya Muslim Mission. The state minister for higher education, Gabriel Opio, commissioned the centre recently on behalf of the Minister for Education, Namirembe Bitamazire. Opio appealed to managers of the project to allow the public to use the facility to access computer skills. The former Uganda high commissioner to Britain, Thomas Kiryapawo and his wife, lobbied for the project while in the UK. The project will soon launch an a library with teaching materials from the UK.
Avoid illegal schools
JINJA - The district education officer, Abraham Were, has advised parents to desist from taking children to new schools, which are not registered by the ministry of education. He was addressing parents and headteachers of primary schools at the district council hall recently. Were said these schools do not have classrooms. They operate in shops and homes.
PEAS invests in education
WAKISO - A UK-based non-governmental organisation, Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS) will invest sh800m to set up two schools in Wakiso and Mubende districts. The director of PEAS, Uganda, Mike Kironde, said they will set up 10 schools countrywide in three yearsâ€™ time. He was speaking during a music festival at the first PEAS school, St. Janan-Luwum SS, in Kabalagala, Kampala, recently.
Boreholes for primary
MUKONO - The district will drill a borehole at every government-aided primary school beginning this financial year. The secretary for finance, Harriet Nankabirwa, said this recently during the sports day for Mpirivuma Church Of Uganda Primary School in Buikwe. She said the move is intended to curb the increasing number of pupils who are defiled while walking long distances from schools to water sources.
Lunch is a necessity
IGANGA - Students who are have lunch tend to be more active during afternoon classes than those who do not. Rose Musana the district vice-chairperson, was speaking during a workshop organised by The African Network for Prevention and Protection Against Child Abuse and Neglect recently. She commended schools that give their students lunch and urged those that do not to start providing it.
Education in brief