The 4th Uganda Higher Education Institutions Exhibition has opened in Kampala with many universities showcasing their related researches and innovations in science and technology.
The exhibition organized by the National Council for Higher Education is intended for higher institutions of learning in Uganda to showcase their educational products to students and the general public.
This year’s exhibition that started on Friday April 16th is being held under the theme “Higher Education and Outreach Services for Communities”.
This year’s exhibition includes other higher institutions of learning from different parts of Uganda, unlike in the past when it only attracted Universities in Uganda.
Makerere University who received last year’s top award are leading showers at this year’s exhibition. Among the items they are showcasing is the Cellphone based Remote Vehicle Control System and Open Mobile Electronic Vaccine Trials (OMEVAC) from FCIT ; E-learning & Teacher Education (ELATE) Job-mark initiative and the Capacity Building Program for Teachers in Post Conflict Areas (C-TCA) from the School of Education; The Law, Gender & Sexuality Project from the Faculty of Law; Biogas brooder and household energy from the Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture; Statistical Mapping by the Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics (ISAE); and SMS application to the functions of the Academic Registrar’s Department, among others.
The exhibition runs until Sunday April 18th when the winners will be announced by the National Council for Higher Education.
The government of Uganda has under its Education Sector Strategic Plan 2005-2015 tasked Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to play a major role in generating and disseminating relevant knowledge required for national development.