EDUCATION

U.S. Launches Mobile Library to Support Education in Uganda

U.S. Launches Mobile Library to Support Education in Uganda

AFRICA, AMERICA, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA
KAMPALA, Uganda The United States government, in partnership with local-tech incubator HIVE Colab, launched the U.S. Mission's first mobile library project called the Nile Explorer, the vehicle promotes education and has targeted learning activities that build critical thinking and problem solving skills.     While taking part in the program, students can engage in learning activities that encourage scientific exploration, improve literacy, teach engineering skills, and promote mathematical problem solving.  In addition to the learning activities, the Nile Explorer also serves as a venue to learn more about United States.                  
Youths urged to shun individualism to develop

Youths urged to shun individualism to develop

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA
MUKONO, Uganda Youths have been urged to shun individualism and embrace partnerships if they are to achieve meaningful development. Speaking during a networking panel discussion on "The role of the youth in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): a case for Uganda" at Uganda Christian University yesterday, speaker after speaker made a case for teamwork amongst the youths. While delivering a key note address, Prof. Edward Kirumira, the Principal Makerere University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences said, “We need to bring up young people in a collective setting as opposed to an individualistic setting. We need our youths to work collectively.” Similarly, Mr. Samuel Malinga, youth leader and Managing Director Sanitation Africa Ltd said through pa
NSFAS Systems and Capacity Challenges should be addressed in time for 2019 – says Committee

NSFAS Systems and Capacity Challenges should be addressed in time for 2019 – says Committee

AFRICA, EDUCATION
CAPE TOWN, South Africa The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training has called on all stakeholders in the higher education sector to work collectively and ensure that the funding disbursement systems for student funding are improved and developed.The Chairperson of the committee, Ms Connie September, said the committee was in agreement with Minister Pandor that NSFAS systems and capacity should be expeditiously improved to benefit students, and so that there are no challenges in the new year 2019. “We are concerned about the challenges that had been raised over a period of time with stakeholders resulting from the central applications process and the piloting of the student-centred model,” Ms September said. We are concerned about the challenges that had been r
Panic as fire catches MUBs Hostel, Nakawa

Panic as fire catches MUBs Hostel, Nakawa

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, KENYA, UGANDA
NAKAWA, Uganda Biko hostel a students residential home at Makerere University Business School, Kampala (MUBS) has caught fire. The cause of the fire is unclear, however according to eyewitness, it started from the roof top of the hostel. The Uganda Police fire brigade is at the scene trying to contain the fire at the hostel, formerly known as Baheesi. "This evening, fire gutted Bahesi Hostel in Nakawa.The Fire Brigade and Rescue Services has been informed on time & several fighting trucks dispatched.The teams are doing their best to control the fire. We commend the students and citizens who called us quickly to respond," Police tweeted on Monday. This incident comes just two days after three students sustained injuries as they were escaping a fire that gutted Mary Stuart
We can no longer tolerate unethical people, vows President Kenyatta

We can no longer tolerate unethical people, vows President Kenyatta

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, KENYA
NAIROBI,Kenya Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has vowed to deal firmly and decisively with all unethical people caught in the web of corruption. The President, reiterating his anti-graft message, said all Kenyans entrusted with responsibility must be ethical and ready to serve with a high sense of morality. “We are not going to tolerate unethical people. People with responsibility must be ready to serve and not to be served”, said the Head of State. He said ethics is not about getting big positions of authority in government but how those entrusted with responsibility exercise that authority. He said this at State House, Nairobi when he presented Kenya High School with a new 51-seater bus and gym equipment, all valued at Sh 8 million . The modern gym equipment includes a
President Museveni commends MP Kawoya for selflessness leadership

President Museveni commends MP Kawoya for selflessness leadership

AFRICA, BUSINESS, EDUCATION, UGANDA
SEMBABULE, Uganda Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has hailed the spirit of selflessness and voluntarism in leadership that has been exhibited by Sembabule District Woman Member of Parliament, Hon. Anifa Kawoya. He said that her actions clearly distinguish her as a true National Resistance Movement cadre who understands the Movement priorities, agenda and methods of work.   He made the remarks during a Thanksgiving Ceremony for MP Kawoya that was held at Mitete Town Council in Mawogola South Constituency in Sembabule district. The President, who had earlier commissioned Sembabule School of Nursing and Midwifery in Sembabule Town council and the Anifa Vocational and Entrepreneurship Skills Training Institute in Mitete Trading Centre, both of which were put up by M...
UK Aid education investments handed over to Malawi Government to improve learning outcomes

UK Aid education investments handed over to Malawi Government to improve learning outcomes

AFRICA, EDUCATION, INTERNATIONAL
LILONGWE, MalawiThe Government of Malawi has received education infrastructures worth £11.09 million (circa MWK11 billion) from the UK, aimed at improving the learning environment in primary and secondary schools so as to support children, especially girls to attend school regularly and succeed in their learning. The UK handed over 158 classrooms, 52 teacher houses powered by solar energy, 21 administration blocks, 312 latrines and 46 urinals and six digital learning centres in 28 of the most remote and disadvantaged primary schools in Malawi. The symbolic handover took place at Maro Primary School in Karonga, one of the schools that benefited. At Ngerenge CDSS in the same district another symbolic handover of sanitation infrastructure built by UNICEF through UK Aid support
Facebook to introduce a Youth Portal

Facebook to introduce a Youth Portal

AFRICA, BUSINESS, EDUCATION, INTERNATIONAL, REST OF THE WORLD, TECHNOLOGY
MENLO PARK, United States of America Facebook has launched an exciting Youth Portal, a central place for teens that includes Education, Peer voices, ways to control work experience, and advise/some guidelines for how to get the most out of the internet. Facebook management claims that the Education portal with include Information on how to get the most out of products like Pages, Groups, Events, and Profile, while staying safe. Plus, information on the types of data Facebook collects and how they will use it. The Peer Voice portal will include the First person accounts from teens around the world, about how they are using technology in new and creative ways. While the portal on controlling experience and advise will include Tips on things like security, reporting c...