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Online learning – Are attitudes holding universities back?

Adapted from University World News Five years after a new national information and communications technology (ICT) policy was unveiled in Uganda, bringing with it hopes of a revolution in higher education teaching and learning, there are concerns that institutions have failed to grasp the opportunities offered by online learning. When engineer John Nasasira unveiled the …

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Private Universities Demand Research Funds

Adapted from Newslex Point Private universities are demanding the government to fund their research and innovation projects to beef up modern learning. Professor Magnus Amajinonwu Virtual University of Uganda Vice-Chancellor says despite huge investment by private university owners government has failed to fund research grants which are needed to build capacities of universities to contribute to the …

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What’s in store for CO 2 ?

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) has lots of potential worldwide but also faces significant challenges, explains Roberto Bencini, Chartered Petroleum Geologist, and Greg Coleman, Managing Director, PetroMall consultancy. – Adapted from The Petroleum Review, October 2019. The magazine for oil, gas and new fuels professionals. The piece appeared in Petroleum Review, October 2019, published by …

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Health and Safety nightmare as Fuel Truck explosions claim lives in Uganda and Tanzania.

At least 17 people died after a tanker truck carrying fuel exploded at a small trading center in western Uganda, police said on Monday.The truck lost control and crashed into three other vehicles before bursting into flames, causing the parked vehicles to explode in Rubirizi district on Sunday, according to a statement from Uganda police.Nine …

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Fire Safety Services Should Be Contextually Feasible to O&G and Allied Sectors

East African economies have continued to enjoy significant findings for crude oil and natural gas discoveries with Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya proven to have 6.5 Billion Barrels of Oil, 57 Trillion cubic feet of natural gas, 754 Million barrels respectively. With the latest progress so far and much-anticipated scale of operations in East Africa as …

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Six Steps for Creating a Future-Ready Workforce

Adapted from Dassault Systèmes. In order to prepare for a successful workforce of the future, employees, employers, academia and governments together need to create innovative ways to anticipate and expand opportunities to workers to access training and look beyond the traditional university degree program. The recent PwC report entitled Workforce of the Future – competing forces shaping 2030 – states that we …

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Incentivize Fire Safety Service Providers for Complex Emergency Response in the Oil & Gas Sector.

Photo credit: Advocate, Paradis La, 2017 The development of an industry-driven economy and the aspiration to alleviate poverty through sustainable job creation enabled by increased investment opportunities in all products and service offerings are key priorities for the developing world and one of Uganda’s top priorities. However, the development of the industrial and service establishments …

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Embedding the Environment in Sustainable Development Goals

While only MDG-7 had a clear focus on the environment, the other MDGs had indirect impacts on the environment, both positive and negative. On the positive side, the MDG 2 goal for universal primary education has encouraged a greater awareness of the need for environmental protection. What role should current goals play in SDGs? Read …

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