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Over 30,000 beneficiaries, big stride for skilling Uganda fund

Over 30,000 beneficiaries, big stride for skilling Uganda fund

The 120 billion shilling skilling Uganda fund has already registered 30,000 beneficiaries seven years of existence after its launch in 2012. The projects targets 60,000 beneficiaries by 2020 and is aimed at facilitating competitiveness, productivity and employment for self reliance among the Ugandan youth. The Assistant Commissioner for Vocational Education, Mr. James Mugerwa during the […]

Parliamentarians get IT training

Parliamentarians get IT training

Parliament has embarked on training members of parliament in information technology for proper management of their emails. The training was highly attended by new members of parliament whose IT capacity is lacking in this digital time. One of the opposition members of parliament from Bukonzo west in Kasese district John Katushabe Bwambale expressed fear that putting their […]

Uganda & South Korea launch Digital content production and management control center

Uganda & South Korea launch Digital content production and management control center

The Uganda government together with the republic of South Korea have launched the digital contents production and management control center that will be used to produce local TV and radio works with the center aimed at promoting local content. Speaking at the launch of the center at the ministry of ICT offices in Kampala  the […]

Minister Atiku calls on Makerere University to take up computerized system for examinations safety

Minister Atiku calls on Makerere University to take up computerized system for examinations safety

  The shadow minister for children Affairs Bernard Atiku has called on Makerere University to take up a highly computerized system for examinations safety to do away with illegal alteration of examinations. This as he was responding to reports that Makerere University probe show that 418 students illegally altered their marks. He said that the university […]

Information Access Centre inaugurated and promise of more around the country

Information Access Centre inaugurated and promise of more around the country

At the official inauguration of a new Hi-Tech Information Access Centre (IAC) facility valued at 300,000 USD, the Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda underscored the importance of ICT. ‘Government will consider the possibility of rolling out the Information Access Centre facilities, alongside other interventions, to ensure universal access to ICTs’, he said. The Prime Minister officiated […]

ICT ministry grilled over holding NSSF contribution

The public Accounts committee of parliament has grilled the officials of the ICT ministry led by the permanent secretary Dr. Jimmy Patrick Samanya over the failure to remit NSSF contributions of some employees in the National information Technology Authority -Uganda (NITA-U). The committee chaired Paul Mwiru noted that a total of 161.6 million shillings was […]

UCC, Ministry of Education to train school head teachers in ICT

The Uganda Communications Commission and the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) have organised a five-day ICT sensitisation workshop for secondary school head teachers as part of enhancing the usage of ICT facilities in secondary schools inUganda.  Three hundred school heads shall attend the workshop in two lots of 150 each. The workshop is scheduled […]

Southern Africa Internet Governance Forum meeting commences

SAIGF is jointly convened by the NEPAD Agency, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the Southern Africa NGO Network (SANGONeT). Key outcomes of the forum will be the establishment of a framework for the SAIGF and the articulation of a regional position for the global IGF in Nairobi (September 27-30). The objectives of this […]

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