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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The Virtual University of Uganda co-sponsors the 2019 Oil and Gas Summit in Uganda

The 2019 summit is the biggest Oil and Gas summit in East Africa. It collects industry experts, suppliers and service providers from all over the world. The Virtual University of Uganda is honoured to be a part of this event as a co-sponsor. Over 400 attendees from across 125 national and international companies are expected …

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The Virtual University of Uganda launches the Special Academy to enable learning for the refugee community.

In 2018, The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported about 68.5 million forcibly displaced people worldwide, including 40 million who are internally displaced. According to the United Nations (un.org, 2018) Uganda is the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa. There are over a million refugees from South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo …

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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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