POST- COVID19 Victoria University NEW Fees Structure UNVEILED

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, Victoria University Kampala, a leading state of the art University in Uganda has this week unveiled reduced Tuition Fees. The move comes after several complaints from students and parents affected by the damaging economic impact of COVID-19. Schools and universities in Uganda all shut their doors to stem the spread of the disease and set up distance learning to continue the academic year. The Kampala road based varsity management has reduced fees structure on all courses by 50% for existing, returning students and new students going forward.…

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NUTRITION: Six (6) Health Benefits of Okra

By DailyNewsUG Health Correspondent, Okra is a flowering plant known for its edible seed pods. Okra comes in two colors — red and green. Both varieties taste the same, and the red one turns green when cooked. Biologically classified as a fruit, okra is generally utilized like a vegetable in cooking. It can have a slimy texture, which some people find unappealing. Though it’s not one of the most common foods, okra is packed with nutrition. Here are 6 nutrition and health benefits of okra. 1. Rich in nutrients Okra…

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“University Admission Process Open” – Higher Education Minister

By DailyNewsUG Education Correspondent The Minister of State for Higher Education, Hon. John Chrysostom Muyingo has assured Parliament that the students intending to join university on private sponsorship will have to access the application forms. Muyingo was responding to a matter of national importance that was raised by Kilak North MP, Hon. Anthony Akol who said that some students were still under lockdown and had not accessed the application forms. Akol said that some students in his district of Amuru were not aware of the procedures of applying to universities…

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Local Private Enterprise Charts Course to Increase Food Production in Buikwe District

By DailyNewsUG Regional News Correspondent, Pandemic-related restrictions mean there’s interest in boosting local food initiatives in the country and the COVID-19 pandemic is cause for new initiatives to increase its local food supply. Food insecurity is a critical problem affecting about 6.3% of the households in Uganda, with about 21% of the remaining households on the brink of becoming food insecure due to poverty, inequality and drought-related extreme weather events. Until recently, studies have shown that the semi-arid areas of Uganda experience food insecurity more than other parts of the…

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‘Minister of Education Minister Right to Support e-Learning’- Dr. Krishna N. Sharma

By Dr Krishna N. Sharma |OPINION|EDUCATION| Higher education training institutions across the country were excited to know that the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) finally released guidelines for adoption of an emergency Open, Distance and E-Learning (ODeL) system during COVID-19 pandemic.  It is also applauding of the First Lady and education and sports minister Mrs Janet Museveni, gave the go-ahead for online teaching to enable the higher institutions of learning to offer learning during the current lockdown. Though a few institutions had already engaged their students in teaching and learning…

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All KENYA Students to REPEAT CLASSES as Govt CANCELS 2020 National School Exams

By OUMA WANZALA Kenya’s Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) George Magoha announced Tuesday that national examinations will not take place this year as the Covid-19 pandemic has rendered the school calendar lost. As such, CS Magoha said, Standard Eight and Form Four students who were to sit the exams this year will do so in 2021. “Stakeholders have shelved the initial proposal to reopen schools in September for Standard Eight and Form Four candidates,” he said. The minister also announced that all basic learning institutions will reopen in January next year,…

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COVID-19 Thrusts Universities Into ONLINE Learning As VICTORIA UNIVERSITY Leads with Online Studies & Issues FREE Laptops to All NEW Students

By DailyNewsUG Education Correspondent, The COVID-19 pandemic has changed education forever. In a volatile world, “rigid” equals “brittle,” and institutions that cannot figure out how to work differently may not work at all. The COVID-19 has resulted in schools shut all across the world. Globally, over 1.2 billion Students are out of the classroom. As a result, education has changed dramatically, with the distinctive rise of e-learning, whereby teaching is undertaken remotely and on digital platforms. Higher education community in Uganda is suddenly thrust into an unforeseen experiment in online…

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Kenya Cases Hit 6,190 as 120 More Contract Coronavirus

By DailyNewsUG Health Correspondent A hundred and twenty more people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Kenya, raising the country’s total number of confirmed cases since March 13 to 6,190. The Ministry of Health announced this on Monday, saying it had tested 2,221 samples. Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Rashid Aman said all but five of the new patients are Kenyans and that Nairobi, the capital city, was in the lead with 67 of the cases. Mombasa County followed with 17 while Machakos recorded nine. Dr Aman also announced the recovery of…

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UWECs Flagship Chimp Zakayo’s Legacy Lives On in Entebbe

By Titus Kakembo During his life, everyone who lived in Entebbe or visited UWEC and never saw Zakayo missed the symbol of the area. Not so long ago after his death, Zakayo’s name remains part of the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) as memories are still fresh with this celebrity chimpanzee somersaulting to impress visitors. As the leader of the group, he received young ones salvaged from poachers and helped assimilate them into his family. He raised his biological offsprings and adopted many whom he showed the ropes in the…

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Kenya’s Coronavirus Deaths Hit 132 as Cases Soar To 5,384

DailyNewsUG Correspondent, Another two Covid-19 patients have died in Kenya as of Thursday afternoon, bringing the total coronavirus-related death toll in the country to 132, the Health ministry said. A total of 178 people tested positive for the disease in the last 24 hours, Health Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi said Thursday. Nairobi is leading with 100 cases followed by Kajiado with 21 cases. Other counties that reported new cases on Thursday are Migori (17), Kiambu (16), Busia (8),  Mombasa (7), Machakos (4) and Nakuru (2). Uasin Gishu, Kericho and Taita…

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